Address bar/Search bar is not working properly if the query has dot (.)

Confirmed Issue #11342533 • Assigned to Dylan K.


Sheik I.
Mar 21, 2017
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Steps to reproduce

If I typed any string which includes dot then I am getting error like below:

“Hmm we can’t reach this page.”

Example: search the string “rhel7.3”

while searching the above string in address bar / search bar , then it throws the error


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

  • Thank you for letting us know about this issue.

    I was unable to repro this issue in the 10586 release.  Can you send a screenshot and verify your Window’s build version?

    Appreciate the help,

    The MS Edge Team

  • Hi, the windows build version is as follows:

    Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.753)

    And i have uploaded the screen shot of the error.


  • Same issue happens also on latest Creators Update (version 1703, build 15063.13).

  • Hi Renee,

    I did repro this in 14393. However, I still can not repro this in the latest insider fast build 15063 (see the attached screenshot).  Can you include the address bar in your screenshot as well?

    10586 should be reproducible as well as your submissions states.

    Thank you for the help,

    The MS Edge Team

  • I reproduce it in version 40.15063.0.0. Every query with a dot (rhel7.3 or console.writeline) in the adress/search bar fails.

  • Hello all,

    I am now able to reproduce this consistently in 14393.

    The issue is when the default search engine is changed from Bing in Edge, and a corresponding change is not made in the “Internet Properties” control panel (inetcpl.cpl) to allow searching in the address bar with the new search engine.

    How to correct this:

    • Right-click Start, choose ‘Run.’
    • Type ‘inetcpl.cpl’ and click OK
    • Go to the ‘Programs’ tab
    • Click the “Manage add-ons” button (second section from the top)
    • Click the “Search Providers” (left menu titled “Add-on Types”)
    • If your chosen search provider in Edge is not listed then on the bottom left corner, click the “Find more search providers…”
    • A new window should be created.  Add the “add-on” :)
          *Direct link to add search provider add-ons: "
    • Click “Close” on the “Manage Add-ons” control panel window.
    • Again Click the “Manage add-ons” to refresh the list.
    • Click the “Search Providers.”
    • Select the search provider you just added.
    • Make sure the “search in the address bar…” option is checked.
    • Close

    Props to the original finder "Shawn ‘Cmdr’ Keene [MVP]":

    If this does not solve your issue, please respond back.

    Thank you for replying and sticking with this so it could be properly investigated.

    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Balaji B.”

  • Hi, the issue is still reproducible even after the above mentioned changes.
    Please find the attached photo for my changes.

  • Hi Sheik,

    Thank you for the update.  I am rather sure you already have this set properly but want to be 100% sure.  Can you take a screenshot of your search engine default in Edge being Google?.  See my attached screenshot for my default of Bing.

    Also, which version of Windows 10 and Edge are you using?  This original bug report was for 13.10586.  I have been verifying in developer builds and 15056, i.e. the latest insider fast.

  • Hi Steven,

    I am using google as default search engine. Please check the attached Search_engine_default.PNG file.
    Below are the version details:

    Windows : Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.753)
    Edge :
    Microsoft Edge 25.10586.672.0
    Microsoft Edge HTML 13.10586


  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “David S.”

    Changed Assigned To from “David S.” to “Nikhil G.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Nikhil G.” to “Dylan K.”

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