During this article we will discuss some common errors that many people are facing when using Microsoft Edge. Just to clarify, Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, but it also works in Android, iOS and macOS.
Edge in also includes integration with Cortana and has extensions hosted on the Microsoft Store. In 2019 Edge was rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser.
Edge is growing, in August 2019 Edge overtook the market share of Internet Explorer on PC. Besides, combining the market share of Edge and IE, Microsoft’s browsers are third place in PC browser market share, Chrome being first and Firefox second. Anyway, Edge has no presence in the mobile phone browser market.
So, now that Microsoft Edge had been in introduced, let´s see how we can solve these problems:
Error with the new tab
It may happen that when you click to open a new tab it open this address.
Also, in the page appears “Can’t connect securely to this page.”
Here what you can do to solve this: change your browser home page.
You can follow the steps to do it:
- In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more > Settings, scroll down to set your homepage.
- In the drop-down menu, select a specific page and enter the URL of the homepage you want, then select save.
Edge runs slowly and has trouble loading
In order to solve this you can close all tabs and restart the browser. May be, one element of the pages is consuming excessive amounts of memory so your browse works slowly.
If you choose new in a private browsing window and it works without problems, it means that there could be trackers or other issues with a normal page. So, you can try clearing out Edge data by clicking on “. . .” and choosing settings. Then, select “choose what to clear” and delete your cached files and history (if needed). After you have done this, you can restart Edge and see if a clean slate resolves your issues.
Have you ever defragged your PC? Browsers read and write to your local hard drive, it means that an un-optimized storage can slow you down. Go into File Explorer, right-click on your primary drive, choose Properties, then click on the Tools tab, and smack the optimize button. Check that your “C” drive is close to “0%”.
Another option could be looking for these errors with Windows 10’s System File Checker. Right-click on the start button or press the windows key + X on your keyboard, you will access the windows on the menu. In the Prompt box, type “SFC / scannow” and press enter. It will scan for any system file errors that may be causing you trouble, and try to fix them. In the case that it finds an error that can’t be fixed, try to look it up to see how to proceed.
Edge’s internet cuts out frequently or cannot connect
First, check that your device is connected to the local network. You can also make sure that your router is working properly or look for any connection issues.
All webpages “have a problem” and won’t load
It could happen that a website that you visit is displaying an error message but you still have a working internet connection. You can try clearing the cached files and history. To do this you have to click on “. . .” and choose settings. Then click “choose what to clear” under Clear browser data. Select options to clean out your cached files and history. After restarting the Edge, you can see if it works.
You can also check that proxy support isn’t turned on. Follow these steps: Click on “. . .” and access to the Settings drop-down menu, then click on the view advanced settings button located under Advanced Settings. Go to the proxy setup and make sure all proxy toggles are in the Off position.
My passwords don’t work in Edge
If you are trying to log into sites that require passwords and it does not work it can be a problem with your cookies or cache. Go to the “. . .” button and choose settings at the bottom of the list. Click “choose what to clear” and clear out your browsing cache and cookies. Reload Edge and make sure if it works.