Bug: Opening links from other application can cause Edge to reset

Nikolay Bychinskiy 1 Reputation point

When opening links from other applications under certain conditions will cause Edge start as if I reset settings. How to reproduce:

  1. Use following settings in Edge: on startup resume previous session; remove browser history when closing browser, use Edge as default browser.
  2. Close all tabs - browser should be closed by closing all tabs. Make sure no Edge processes are still running.
  3. Click on a link in other app (I personally have this problem with Discord, but other apps which can have links also work).

This will make Edge reset. For me these steps reproduce issue 100% of the time but I can provide more information if that didn't help. This only works when opening links from other programs (in my case specifically Discord, but I've had this problem with VS Code and some others as well so I assume it happens with any or at least most programs) but not when opening URL files.

This might not be the right place to report bugs, but I've searched everything and couldn't find a way to report issues that are not website specific and are rather issues with the browser itself.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,851 Reputation points

    Try update Microsoft Edge and see if problem persist?
    If yes, report it to the Microsoft Edge team, take a look at:

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