Windows 10: Edge Problems--Home Page and Search

Discus and support Edge Problems--Home Page and Search in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I continue to have two perplexing problems with Edge that started with 10158 and continue in 10159. 1. Starting with 10158, MS finally gave us an... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by cbwilsha, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. cbwilsha Win User

    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search


    I continue to have two perplexing problems with Edge that started with 10158 and continue in 10159.

    1. Starting with 10158, MS finally gave us an Edge Setting to allow use of a Search engine other than Bing as default. Unfortunately, I've been unable to make the setting work. Has anyone else successfully changed the Edge default Search to Google in Build 10159?

    2. Prior to 10158, I was able to set my Home page to what I wanted using the Edge Custom setting. Starting with 10158 when MS finally gave us a Home Button, I've been unable to get my Start (Home) page to be what I set it for with the Custom setting. Edge always starts with Microsoft.com Bing Search page no matter what I tell it to do. I then require another click (Home Button is one way) to get my Home page. The new Home button, however, works as it is supposed to do. Has anyone successfully made Edge open to anything other than Microsoft.com Bing Search page in Build 10159?

    :)
     
    cbwilsha, Jun 30, 2015
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  2. BulldogXX Win User
    BulldogXX, Jun 30, 2015
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  3. OJohn1 Win User
    Edge Fails to load web pages

    I have an ASUS U57A Laptop and I have to refresh the Page when it fails to load from search or the items on the home page. It also locks up edge at times and I have to shut down and restart Edge to continue. I have a 2.6 Processor and 6GB od ram. I am using
    MSN as my Home Page.

    Can anyone tell me how to fix the problem?
     
    OJohn1, Jun 30, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search

    Brink, Jun 30, 2015
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  5. Mystere Win User
    I have successfully changed this, but not with Google. It appears that a search engine must add some special code to their homepage to make this work. If you visit a site that has this code, then you can add that site to your search engine list. For me, visiting stackoverflow.com allowed me to add their site as a search engine. I'm sure google will have to make some change to enable this as well.

    I don't know what this change is, but since it works for at least one site for me, it suggests there is something that needs to get done by the search engine.

    There is a difference between the "start with" settings and the "Home page" settings. Home Page is set when you enable the home button.

    EDIT:

    It appears that the site has to support the "OpenSearch" protocol. In stackoverflows head section it lists the following:

    Code: <link rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" title="Stack Overflow" href="/opensearch.xml">[/quote] I don't see anything similar in google's head tags...
     
    Mystere, Jun 30, 2015
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  6. cbwilsha Win User
    Thanks for your response, Shawn. However, I know HOW to set the page I want and had it working fine before 10158 came along. I've tried it dozens of times in 10158 and 10159 and it doesn't work for me.

    Thanks also to Mystere. Yes, as I said in my post , the Home Button works as advertised. What doesn't work for me is selection of the "Start With" page.
     
    cbwilsha, Jun 30, 2015
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jun 30, 2015
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  8. Edwin New Member

    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search

    MS and Google got 'divorced' a long time ago! *Wink


    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Jul 1, 2015
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  9. cbwilsha Win User
    Yes, I did Shawn. BTW, I've been meaning to thank you for quite a while for all of your very informative and helpful Tutorials on all sorts of subjects. I have learned much from them and accomplished a lot using them.
     
    cbwilsha, Jul 1, 2015
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  10. cbwilsha Win User
    Thanks a lot, Ed. I just tried Yahoo and that doesn't work either.
     
    cbwilsha, Jul 1, 2015
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  11. Mystere Win User
    How are you getting that entry to even come up? It won't even show for me.

    I was able to get DuckDuckGo to work as my default search engine. Although I had to fiddle with it.
     
    Mystere, Jul 1, 2015
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  12. cbwilsha Win User
    Yes, Mystere, I wonder about that also. All that is darkened and unusable in my Edge Settings.
     
    cbwilsha, Jul 1, 2015
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  13. Edwin New Member

    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search

    Put google.c*o*m for your own region on the Favorites Bar for a while and it may creep in there.
    (asterisks are only so it doesn't come up a link)
     
    Edwin, Jul 1, 2015
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  14. Edwin New Member
    Edge allows Google in da 'House'!!! *Wink


    Edge Problems--Home Page and Search [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Jul 15, 2015
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  15. Mystere Win User
    This isn't Microsoft's doing. Google finally added OpenSearch links in their headers, which allows you to add them as a search host.
     
    Mystere, Jul 15, 2015
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