Google search through address bar sometimes doesn't work

Not reproducible Issue #11692906


Nick S.
Apr 17, 2017
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Google search through address bar sometimes doesn’t work


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

  • Hi Nick,

    Can you tell me which search engine you have set as default?
    If you are have changed the default search engine in Edge, you need to make a corresponding change to the “Internet Properties” control panel (inetcpl.cpl) to allow searching in the address bar with the new search engine.

    Procedure to do 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]":

    Let us know if know whether this corrected the issue or not,


    The MS Edge Team

  • Hi Steven

    Sadly none of the suggestions form the topic you’ve linked work for me. I’ve just added google to the search providers in IE and five minutes later, I open new instance of edge, type “json2csharp” in the address toolbar, press enter and it’s stuck on loading and then results in "Cannot reach this page".

  • Interest point, it’s not working even if I just type “” into the address bar. But from Chrome Google opens just fine. And it fixes itself after some time.

  • Have you tried cleaning your browser cache?  Let’s make sure you try that before we dig deeper.  Here are instructions for doing that:

    Can you open Edge’s debugger windows using F12 and then navigate to a page that usually does not work?  Send me a screen capture of the console logs.  Also, consider sending a fiddler capture of a session that is not working well.

    Let me know if you would like more details on collecting this information.

    Also, if you have plugins in Edge can you try to repro this issue with extensions disabled?

    Appreciate the support,


  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Needs root cause”

    Changed Steps to Reproduce

    Changed Assigned To to “David S.”

    Changed Status from “Needs root cause” to “Not reproducible”

    Changed Steps to Reproduce

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

  • Hi Nick,

    Checking in on this issue.  Are you able to provide a fiddler trace and/or an F12 debugger network output during the time this is happening?  Be sure to force a cacheless page load.  See the attached screenshot for that option in the debugger.

    Also, Can you take a screenshot of your search provider in the inetcpl.cpl window and the default search engine setting in Edge?  The steps to view the your active search provider is in my original suggestion.


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