The latest Edge update came with all sorts of nasty bugs

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Edge's latest update brought forth some bugs that affect a small number of users.
  • Some are saying that their homepages and favorites no longer work as a result.
  • Others are claiming that they can no longer use Wi-Fi after the mentioned update.
  • None of the traditional troubleshooting methods have worked in these cases so far.
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If you are a Microsoft Edge user you might want to sit down for this one. The latest update applied to this browser came with an annoying bug that affects a small number of users.

And even though, at first glance, the workaround for this issue looks simple enough, in reality, some have wasted hours trying to fix this and still haven’t managed to get past it.

All that’s left now is for them to wait for Microsoft to come up with a fix as soon as possible.

Predefined homepages and favorites no longer work for some

Even though we heavily rely on some browsers that we’ve grown accustomed to, let’s not forget that we have to deal with bugs and glitches from time to time.

This issue was actually reported by the Edge team a week ago, on the 29th of November.

This is a known issue and is fixed in 97.0.1057.0 but not quite moved up to Stable yet. Our Insiders who’ve had the same thing happening have reported it resolved, so you’re welcome to give an Insider build a try if you’d like (Canary and Dev have the fix.) Or, I’ll check back in with you after that build is in Stable and make sure the fix is working for you!

However, support doesn’t make clear whether this fix is incorporated into one of the builds 1055-1057 or into the major update to Edge 97, but if it’s the latter, the expected Stable release date for Edge 97 is next month.

Version Release status Beta Channel
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Week of 06-Jan-2022

Basically, users are complaining about Edge not taking them to the predefined homepage when opening it, even though they’ve double-checked setting everything up.

And to top it off, all their Favorites are also gone, due to this issue, so we can understand the frustration.

None of the conventional troubleshooting methods worked for the people that are struggling with this bug. In fact, not even reinstalling the browser did the trick.

Some might even argue that having CCleaner or Avast cleanup utility installed could trigger this issue, but no concrete proof regarding this has been uncovered so far.

But, as annoying as it is, this problem doesn’t seem to be a widespread one, with only a handful of users being affected by it.

Other glitches reported after latest update

Not all the users that received the latest Edge update are having the problems we mentioned above. This new software addition to the browser affects other people in totally different ways.

Other users are claiming that after Edge updated, they can no longer find their Wi-Fi interface, making it impossible for them to go online.

This is weirder than usual, as the majority of bugs that plagued Microsoft’s browser did not have such a major impact.

But don’t be alarmed, because if support already knows about it, they are surely working on a fix as we speak, and will hopefully release it to the general public soon.

And even though it’s far from perfect, the Redmond-based tech company will still insist that you use Edge as our default browser.

As a matter of fact, every time you try to download a different browser, you will receive a lot of prompts urging you to reconsider your decision.

Have you also experienced these issues after the latest Edge update? Let us know in the comments section below.

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