Telos

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I fixed the pinned icon by changing its icon properties... pointing it to msedge.exe. That still left the taskbar icon in its old form. So I unpinned Edge, and opened a new instance. Now the taskbar displays the correct icon, so I pinned it.

Still no success with the Edge icon under my Apps tree (I use Classic/Open Shell). I deleted the iconcache* files, but the Edge App icon repainted back to the old form. I'll wait it out, or ignore this entirely.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I fixed the pinned icon by changing its icon properties... pointing it to msedge.exe. That still left the taskbar icon in its old form. So I unpinned Edge, and opened a new instance. Now the taskbar displays the correct icon, so I pinned it.

Still no success with the Edge icon under my Apps tree (I use Classic/Open Shell). I deleted the iconcache* files, but the Edge App icon repainted back to the old form. I'll wait it out, or ignore this entirely.
After pinning and unpinning it a few times it finally worked for me.
It's not a big deal, but hope it helps others.
 

Telos

Level 17
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I find that the Edge app is a different executable, "microsoftedge.exe" ... so I suspect this has not yet been fully updated with the new icon.

It's just a launcher now for the main Edge install. I think its icon is hard-coded as it offered to make a Desktop shortcut, and the icon button for that is grayed-out.
 
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plat1098

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Well, I don't know where to put this because I don't know if it's a forum issue or an Edge.dev one. Has anyone else observed this popup running Edge.dev and opened to Malwaretips?

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It's spontaneous, I didn't do anything and the machine was idle. Now, I am running an Insider build--Windows v. 2004. I did search before posting and scanned like two pages of this thread, so I'm sorry if this was posted before.
 

oldschool

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Well, I don't know where to put this because I don't know if it's a forum issue or an Edge.dev one. Has anyone else observed this popup running Edge.dev and opened to Malwaretips?


It's spontaneous, I didn't do anything and the machine was idle. Now, I am running an Insider build--Windows v. 2004. I did search before posting and scanned like two pages of this thread, so I'm sorry if this was posted before.
Nada. Nothing here. I don't see it being an Edge problem.
 

Umbra

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Well, I don't know where to put this because I don't know if it's a forum issue or an Edge.dev one. Has anyone else observed this popup running Edge.dev and opened to Malwaretips?


It's spontaneous, I didn't do anything and the machine was idle. Now, I am running an Insider build--Windows v. 2004. I did search before posting and scanned like two pages of this thread, so I'm sorry if this was posted before.
i bet you disabled javascript in your browser?
 

plat1098

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Umbra, I didn't set anything like that myself, javascript-wise. I tried disabling that one time via NoScript, amazing how many websites were negatively affected.

oldschool, trying the simplest things first didn't work out (clearing browser caches). The popup came back anyway. So, it's back to searching online, there seems to be many people struggling with variations of this issue. If I find a permanent fix, I'll post it. (y)

Edit: stumbled across the fix, or at least it hasn't returned after giving it more than enough time. It seemed to originate from the notifications area so it makes sense that restoring all Edge flags to default via about://flags removed this issue. I'm also running an insider build (Windows 2004) plus AdGuard desktop so who knows. Wish I knew which flag/s were involved as I'd enabled about 6 of them. So I re-enabled 2 gpu-related ones for now, and no popups.

By the way, Windows v. 2004 made Edge.dev the default browser automagically on here. (y)
 
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oldschool

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Edit: stumbled across the fix, or at least it hasn't returned after giving it more than enough time. It seemed to originate from the notifications area so it makes sense that restoring all Edge flags to default via about://flags removed this issue. I'm also running an insider build (Windows 2004) plus AdGuard desktop so who knows. Wish I knew which flag/s were involved as I'd enabled about 6 of them. So I re-enabled 2 gpu-related ones for now, and no popups.

By the way, Windows v. 2004 made Edge.dev the default browser automagically on here. (y)
You have many variables in play relative to the issue you had so it figures troubleshooting would not be easy. ;) I've had zero issues on Edge Dev with these flags set SECURE: Complete - oldschool's laptop setup 2019
 

plat1098

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Admittedly, I don't recall, Umbra. I should've taken snips of them. I've re-reset all flags back to defaults anyway. Plus, after reading about someone's same issue running Chrome, I found I had a bunch of Downloads entries, which were promptly deleted. So, still evaluating. :unsure: I think I'll try a few of oldschool's settings once things straighten out.
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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Improving Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge:
Today, we’re excited to announce some improvements to our tracking prevention feature that have started rolling out with Microsoft Edge 79. In our last blog post about tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge, we mentioned that we are experimenting with ways that our Balanced mode can be further improved to provide even greater privacy protections by default without breaking sites. We are looking to strike a balance between two goals:
  1. Blocking more types of trackers – Microsoft Edge’s tracking prevention feature is powered by Disconnect’s tracking protection lists. We wanted to build off our initial implementation of tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge 78 and maximize the protections we offered by default by exploring blocking other categories of trackers (such as those in the Content category) in Balanced mode. These changes resulted in Microsoft Edge 79 blocking ~25% more trackers than Microsoft Edge 78.
  2. Maintaining compatibility on the web – We knew that blocking more categories of trackers (especially those in the Content category) had the potential to break certain web workflows such as federated login or embedded social media content.
We learned through experimentation that it is possible to manage these tradeoffs by relaxing tracking prevention for organizations with which a user has established a relationship. To determine this list, we built on-device logic that combines users’ personal site engagement scores with the observation that some organizations own multiple domains that they use to deploy functionality across the web. It’s worth mentioning that this compatibility mitigation only applies to Balanced mode; Strict mode will continue to block the largest set of trackers without any mitigations.
From:
Improving Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Blog