Startup page setting in Edge not working?

Is anyone else having an issue recently where their “startup page” in Edge is not-working?

If you go to Menu (…) > Settings > “Start, home, and new tabs” there is a heading titled “When Microsoft Edge starts” and under that is a setting labelled “Open these pages:”. I have set the Google UK URL there to open when I launch Edge.

However recently on both of my laptops, this has stopped working. Both run Windows 10 21H2, with Edge (Stable Channel), version 96.0.1054.43.

Now, whenever I open Edge, it disregards whatever I set as my “startup page”, and just opens to the “New Tab Page” instead. (The “Home button” URL setting, however, is still working fine).

I did some troubleshooting on one of my laptops, and found the only-thing that would-work was to create a new profile, which is not ideal as then all settings (such as per-site permissions and zoom-levels) get lost.

Is this happening to anyone else? I’ve only been able to find some people posting on the “Ask Woody” site about this so-far, but nowhere else…

Conversation 5 comments

  • fikus74

    Premium Member
    05 December, 2021 - 11:14 am

    <p>Yes, I’m having this issue. It started a couple of weeks ago.</p>

  • anoldamigauser

    Premium Member
    05 December, 2021 - 8:51 pm

    <p>I have found this to happen intermittently. It also seems to change my "New Tab page" customizations on occasion.</p>

  • lwetzel

    Premium Member
    06 December, 2021 - 12:52 pm

    <p>Not happening on my Windows 11 machine.</p><p><br></p>

    • lwetzel

      Premium Member
      06 December, 2021 - 12:53 pm

      <p>But just after posting that it occurs to me that my post didn’t help you with your problem. Appologies.</p>

  • Josh

    Premium Member
    07 December, 2021 - 5:53 am

    <p>I had this issue a few days ago. I checked for Edge updates, let it install and restarted. Afterwards the page I defined came up as the homepage, as expected.</p>


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