Category: Microsoft Edge (9)

Challenges for PAC script servers in the Chromium ubiquitous ecosystem

With the release of Edge based on Chromium and Edge WebView2 Runtime by Microsoft, Chromium has been playing an increasingly important role on Windows desktops. In daily work, when a user opens Outlook to send and receive emails, uses Teams for meetings, and browses the web with Edge, there are already three instances of Chromium running simultaneously on the operating system. In a corporate environment, configuring the system to use a PAC (Proxy Auto-Configuration) script can place significant request pressure on the servers hosting the PAC script in today's widespread Chromium ecosystem.

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Understanding the Edge and Edge WebView2 Update Logs

Addressing the frequently encountered issues with the upgrades and installations of Edge or Edge WebView2, this article aims to help readers gain a better understanding of the common scenarios in the MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.log.

Aug 18, 2023
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Introduction to Microsoft Edge's Application Guard

Microsoft Edge's Application Guard is a security feature that helps protect your organization's devices and data by isolating potentially malicious websites in a separate container. There are two modes of Application Guard: standalone mode and enterprise-managed mode. In enterprise-managed mode, all new Edge windows for untrusted URLs will be opened in the Application Guard container by default. As an administrator, you can specify certain URLs as trusted, which will be opened in the user's host. All other URLs that are not specified as trusted will be considered untrusted and will be automatically opened in the Application Guard container in Edge. In this article, we will cover how to configure Application Guard in enterprise-managed mode using Group Policy or Microsoft Intune.

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Setting up on-premises sync for Microsoft Edge in an enterprise environment

On-premises sync allows Active Directory (AD) users to roam Microsoft Edge favorites and settings between computers without connecting to Microsoft cloud services. This feature is available in Microsoft Edge version 85 or later.

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How to deploy a self-hosting browser extension to Microsoft Edge

Edge and Chrome do not allow users to install extensions outside of the Edge/Chrome Web Store by default. This article will introduce how to deploy a self-hosting Edge/Chrome extension to the Microsoft Edge browser, including allowing users to install external extensions manually and silently installing external extensions in Edge.

May 26, 2022
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How to troubleshoot Edge crash issue caused by third party modules

I have dealt with many Edge crash issues in my work. Most of them were caused by third-party modules, resulting in Edge failing to launch. Some of these crashes occurred in both Edge and Chrome, while others only happened in Edge. There was only one case where the crash was caused by a bug in Blink (The rendering engine of Chromium) and affected both Edge and Chrome. I am writing this article to summarize the steps to take in order to eliminate the possibility that an Edge crash issue is caused by a third-party module.

Mar 17, 2022
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Edge cheat sheet

In this article, we will go over several command-line flags that can be useful for troubleshooting issues with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. These flags allow you to override certain default settings and can be a valuable tool for debugging problems. I will periodically update this page with additional flags as needed.

Sep 3, 2021
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General information about new Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on Windows 10 version 20H2 and availability of Microsoft Edge legacy

The Windows 10 version 20H2 release automatically includes the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser instead of the legacy version of Edge. This article provides general information about Edge on Windows 10 version 20H2.

Jan 28, 2021
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How to fix Edge start failure error: Unable to create content process (0x8027025b)

Symptom: Edge failed to start and browse any webpage, it always showed: "That's odd... something stopped working, so this page can't load." The detailed error message was: Unable to create content process", error code was: 0x8027025b. The root cause was: "ALL RESTRICTED APPLICATION PACKAGES" permission was missing on system folder: C:\Windows\System32 and "S-1-15-3-1024-1065365936-1281604716-3511738428-1654721687-432734479-3232135806-4053264122-3456934681" permission was missing on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software. This article will show you how to fix this issue by adding back the right permissions.

Sep 9, 2019
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