MS Edge First Run page opens at every relaunch

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sbell
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MS Edge First Run page opens at every relaunch

Post by sbell »

This post was updated 01/23/2019, and was originally created to address a similar issue that was reported in June of last year https://gitlab.com/eyeo/adblockplus/abp ... issues/103. We corrected what seemed to be the underlying issue, and had established a temporary work around. However, as of 01/17/2019 an increasing amount of Edge users began reporting issues with the first run page. The good news is we have prepared a fix for this which can be referenced below.....


Thanks for reaching out to us! We apologize for the annoyance. 
We are aware that some users are having an issue with MS Edge first run page opening in a new tab upon relaunch with the message that filters have been removed. 
We have prepared a hot fix for this. Feel free to test it out prior to release by installing our development build.

Step 1. Uninstall Adblock Plus for Edge
Step 2. Install development build here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/adblo ... verviewtab

Technical Users:

We appreciate your help! To further isolate the issue try running this code (https://gist.github.com/kzar/543caa2561 ... d532a73d17) in the extension’s background console before and after switching to the development build. It would help us confirm our understanding of this problem.

You can submit your findings and stay up to date with our progress for this issue here:
https://issues.adblockplus.org/ticket/7223


Thank you for your help and patience while we continue to work on solving this issue!


*Updated 1/23/19
kenstar

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Post by kenstar »

does not help , box does not even exist in my browser settings, someone plz help with eliminating first run page !!!!!!!!!!
mon

Re: MS Edge First Run page opens at every relaunch

Post by mon »

Uncheck to clear cookies etc when closing browser. Go to /more/settings/clear browsing data/select what to clear.
There is the option to uncheck cookets etc, but unchecking it does nothing.

Unchecking the selection to clear all that when closing the browser helps.

Not sure what kind of workaround this is, since I want all that cleared when I close my browser..
Hozwal

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Post by Hozwal »

My experience is that this only happensi n MS-Edge; Google Chrome is not bothered.
elsullo

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Post by elsullo »

So, it has been a month...………………………..elsullo
Ben789

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Post by Ben789 »

I use Edge. This has been going on for a few weeks now. Do I need to find a new adblocker?
sbell
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Re: MS Edge First Run page opens at every relaunch

Post by sbell »

Hello!

Thanks for your feedback on this! We will definitely communicate with our team and Microsoft that this issue is still on going. For those of you that have tried the work around without success, please send us a screenshot of your settings, also provide us details on which device and Edge version you are currently using. We are more than happy to troubleshoot with you further. Feel free to post here or send us an email via support@adblockplus.org.
ben789

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Post by ben789 »

If I uncheck the box next to “cookies and saved website data”, what effect will this have? Will the browser still remember my passwords for websites?
usa67us

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Post by usa67us »

[quote="Ben789"]I use Edge. This has been going on for a few weeks now. Do I need to find a new adblocker?[/quote]

If you find a new one, please let us all know, this is past the point of being aggravation.
JustAnotherUser

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Post by JustAnotherUser »

September 3, 2018 and it seems this issue is still going on. I don't think it should be hard to change/modify a few lines of code to get this page to stop popping up every time one opens Edge. Microsoft is a huge tech company, granted I'm sure they have bigger things to worry about, but I feel like this should be a relatively easy fix. I really do like this add-on but after seeing the comments below and here it is 2 months later and it's apparently still happening, why wouldn't I move to another adblock add-on? Please do fix, as I'm sure you have lost a lot of supporters/downloaders because of this simple issue.
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JanEH

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Post by JanEH »

Issue remains unsolved after installation of autumn update Windows 10. Disappointing.
Baer

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Post by Baer »

It is now almost 2019 and this is still happening. It did not happen to me until I reinstalled ABP last week. This is so annoying and DO NOT TELL ME TO USE CHROME!!!! It also has been happening to me on the latest version of Firefox as well as on Edge on my other computers.
mariner138
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Post by mariner138 »

Constantly had the first launch problem with Edge until I tried the disabling cookie auto-deletion workaround. So far it works perfectly. Great tip; thanks!
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