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Edge browser problem

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:40 am

Just recently ( last couple of weeks).Edge browser has become very slow to close.
After hitting the red square at top-right, it takes up to 10 seconds to close!
( no probs with Chrome or Firefox).
According to Google; clearing cookies is an option.Since this will necessitate my signing-in again each time I use my websites I'd rather not do it.
Any suggestions please?
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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby Enrique » Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:31 am

Hi jonbar.1,
Check your recent Windows updates..........have you had any just before your issue with Edge.......... :?:

Check your version of Edge..... then you can use Google search to get more specific answers.............. :idea:

use Ctrl + Shift + Del keys and see the amount of space Edge is using, | All Time | ...........there are Selective check Boxes
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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 11:48 am

Thanks Enirique.
re your first suggestion: no updates just prior to problem
Re your second suggestion: tried to google search using info of current version.No help at all
Re you third suggestion: I regularly delete search history & cached images ( "all time").
I don't want to delete "cookies" for the reason I explained
.......however; I have decided to close the window by using "Ctrl+F4"....it's instantanious ( or simply use Chrome) :thumbup:
Thanks again for trying, as always , Enrique.

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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby markwilding » Thu Dec 07, 2023 5:36 pm

I think it's good idea to regularly clean out your cookies but shouldn't pose a problem if you save your passwords in edge.
To turn password saving on or off in Edge
Select Settings and more > Settings .
Select Profiles > Passwords
Turn on or off offer to save passwords.
Then the first time you log on after a cookie clear out, it will autofill. However, It's not a good idea to save passwords in anything to do with money such as Amazon or banks, those should definitely be memorized.

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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:07 am

Cheers Mark.
I agree with your suggestion of regular cookie-clearing.I was actually trying to avoid having to sign-on every time I visit sites like Amazon,Radio Times, etc.( pure laziness :roll: )
I will try it though,to see if it corrects the "Slow-closing" of the browser :thumbup:

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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:39 am

Update: I have cleared all the cookies.Sadly I still have the problem of the browser taking 5-6 seconds to close ( using the "X" in top corner).
Oddly with a couple of websites, the browser closes instantly..for example "andalucia.com" !

I shall either: use "ctrl+f4" or use Chrome I think.

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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby El Cid » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:43 am

Why do you need to close it? Just keep it running in the background. There is really no reason to have to close it and then keep opening it again.

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Re: Edge browser problem

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:23 am

Hi Sid.Thankyou
I'm sure you're right but,sadly, I'm one of those ( non-tech) people who likes to tidy-up when I finish a job :roll: )When I've finished with,say,"Amazon" or "andalucia com" I close them until next time.
I don't like stuff running in the background,or lots of browser tabs open etc.
I am also keen( if only out of curiosity)to sort out the problem rather than side-step it.
At the end of the day I still have "ctrl+f4" and Chrome at my disposal. :)
PS: Strangely,with a couple of sites ( inc. this forum!) the Edge browser closes instantly when I hit the "X".
Weird eh?


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