Edge Browser has Become Almost Useless

Hermitkrab

Senior Member
My equipment: Toshiba laptop, W10 Pro

The new Edge browser used to work very well, but for a while now I've been getting "Error 502, bad Gateway" every time I try a search. My Firefox browser works fine, but I'm still curious why Edge is misbehaving. I was trying Vivaldi browser recently and there was no problem. Only seems to happen with Edge. Any ideas?
 

Hermitkrab

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Thanks, Neemobeer. You always come through on my questions. All i can say is, I’m glad I have Firefox as a backup. It’s always worked flawlessly for me. :up:
I wonder why only Edge is affected? Vivaldi is also a Chromium based browser and unaffected.
 

Hermitkrab

Senior Member
Thanks again, Neemobeer. I usually prefer Duck Duck Go with my browsers (both FF and Vivaldi are set that way). I looked in the settings for Edge and couldn't locate any info on the search engine being used. I'm guessing it's Bing, or whatever MS prefers to use.

I also noticed that the "Error 502" message only occurs if I'm doing a search. Clicking on my bookmarks, everything is OK. I was going to change default browsers, but I'll keep Edge as my default since it works OK for the most part. If I can find a way to change the search engine, I'll do that. I think you really hit on the answer, as it seems the search engine in Edge is probably the culprit
 

Hermitkrab

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Neemobeer, i tried that. All it does is take me to the settings page where I can't find anything about search engine. Is it because MS doesn't want you to change from whatever engine they want you to use?
BTW, everything is working normally now, but don't know why. I would still like to use Duck Duck go if possible, but if not, 'll stick with the current settings. Thanks for everyone's assistance.
 

Hermitkrab

Senior Member
Dave, clicking on the 3 dots and then settings, as you indicated previously, doesn't take me to any search engine choices. Is my particular Edge browser messed up somehow? At any rate, if I can't change to Duck Duck Go it's not too big of a deal since at least the browser is working well now. Whatever the previous glitch was will remain a mystery. Thanks.








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