6 Fixes For Common Microsoft Edge Problems

Microsoft Edge Problems

Microsoft’s slick browser is better than the fusty old internet. It is fast and has very less clutters and its name stands up well with Chrome and Firefox. However, there are few problems associated with Edge experience which has blunted for many people.

Below here are six fixes for those problems.

1. Automatic Download Is Prevented:

It really gets annoying when the Microsoft Edge tends to download files automatically to your computer without your knowledge. It is dangerous for your computer which might lead to nasty problems of software nagging onto your PC. It’s not good at all.

While the Confirmation option might not be given on the edge before, prior to downloading, it is given now, make sure you enable it quickly.

Click on the (…) More action icon present at the top right corner of the Edge window and then go to Settings -> View advanced settings.

Switch on the “Ask me what to do after each download

1.1 more actions

1.1 internet options

1.2 accelerated graphics

1.2 view advanced settings

1.3 Ask me what to do with each download

2. Pages Aren’t Loading Or Edge Is Running Slowly:

If the edge is not running on its normal speed then in addition to checking the internet connection of your PC you should also clear the unnecessary clutter from your browser and check your hard drive if any error has occurred.

To clear the edge of trackers, cookies or other junks, go to settings and choose what you want to clear from the browser and be sure that the four boxes which on the first are ticked and click on the “Clear” button.

2.1 more actions 2.2 choose what to clear 2.3 clear browsing data

3. Videos Don’t Work:

If you are not able to watch your favorite videos on YouTube or other sites of videos then the reason behind this problem might be a breakdown in communication your Graphics card (GPU) and your Edge. Be sure that drivers of your graphics cards are up to date and clear the data from your browser as mentioned in the previous point.

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Also, you can perform this step too:

In the start menu, search bar Internet Options and when it appears in the search result click to open it.

In the Internet Options window, switch to advanced tab and tick the box for  “Use software rendering instead of GPU Rendering“. Click on the Apply ->OK -> Reboot.

4. No Blocking Of Pop-Ups:

Edge has been lacking in quality extensions that are seen in chrome and Firefox. And one major thing that edge is lacking is an Ad blocker, but after the Anniversary Update, you are able to download an Adblocker or Adblock plus for Edge.

For that, click on the (…) More action icon and then click on the Extensions.

Now click on the link which read “Get Extensions from the Store“.

This will launch the Edge extension page of the Edge browser. Here you will get a list of extensions available for the Edge browser. Simply click on the Adblock and install it.

Once you enable this extension for the Edge browser, this issue will be resolved.

4.1 more actions 4.2 get extensions from the store

5. Edge Can’t Be Changed As Window’s Default Browser:

If you have tried all the above-mentioned fixes but still Edge is not according to your expectations then it might be the right time that you should change your browser and set it as default. The main problem for many people is that due to the presence of a bug, the method of changing browser as default doesn’t work.

For that, launch the Settings appApps -> Default apps. On the right side, navigate to Browser section and click on the Edge browser icon and from the drop-down select the browser which you want to make it as default.


While running edge browser lots of users complaining about “This site is not a secure error”. The users don’t even have an idea why they seeing this error. In case, you’re also seeing the same issue, then you can check out this post written on Geekermag.com explaining why users seeing DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA seeing this error and how to fix it.

Microsoft Edge is an amazing browser and needs an improvement over the internet. Hopefully, the above-mentioned fixes will help to eliminate the problems.

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