Microsoft fixed annoying settings popups in Edge 91

At the end of May 2021, Microsoft released Edge 91 with a bunch of performance improvements, some UI changes, and minor enhancements. Shortly after the rollout began, users started reporting annoying prompts from Edge. The browser tried to force users to change settings and set Edge as a default browser with the Bing search. Those prompts were consistent enough to piss off lots of users on the Internet. Luckily, enthusiasts quickly learned that they could fix the problem by disabling one of the experimental flags in Microsoft Edge. Now, it appears that Microsoft has officially solved the problem with annoying settings popups in the Edge browser.

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According to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft resolved the issue by pushing new configuration files to the affected systems. Edge downloads a configuration file specific to your computer each time you launch the browser, and it contains parameters that define different features inside Edge.


Microsoft does not officially say what was causing the problem or how they fixed it. Fortunately, those who suffered from constant prompts in Microsoft Edge to apply "recommended settings" do not experience the bug anymore. The fix does not require any action from the users' side because Edge automatically gets the required data from Microsoft each time you launch it. Also, there is no need to download and install new updates for the browser.

You can learn more about Microsoft Edge 91 in a dedicated post with all the changes and improvements. The next update for the browser, Edge 92, is due to release on the week of July 22, 2021. Currently, it is available in Dev and Canary channels. If you are not familiar with how Microsoft Edge receives updates and goes through the testing process, we have a separate article for you. It contains a detailed explanation of the differences between Microsoft Edge Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

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