Browser tabs show "Waiting for response from xxxx"

Confirmed Issue #14673540 • Assigned to travil


Matt S.
Nov 15, 2017
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The browser tab for a web site shows “Waiting for response from xxxx” after the page returns and is rendered even if the html code has the <title> tag in the <head> where xxx is the domain of the site.

It seems to occur when the server is responding in a slower than normal fashion (ie. large pages). Once the title has changed to the waiting message, it doesn’t seem to change back to the normal page title.

Edge00.png shows the tab as it should be rendered. Edge01.png shows the tab after it has the waiting message.

Even if you do a hard refresh of the page, the message does not disappear. The only way is for you to correct the situation is the fully close the tab and reopen the site in a fresh, newly minted tab or to open a brand new web site in the tab.

It seems that if the page takes longer than 250 or 500 ms, the waiting message will be displayed in the tab.


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

  • Can confirm this issue in Microsoft Edge version 41.16299.15.0 (EdgeHTML 16.16299).

    Can get stuck on that title "Waiting for response from … (server name)", such as on a forgot password email sending or similar which takes a short while to process.

  • Can confirm:
    Microsoft Edge 41.16299.15.0
    Microsoft EdgeHTML 16.16299

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing this information about the issue. Unfortunately, we are unable to reproduce this problem in Edge with the information at hand. Please update this case when you can provide a sample website and any required steps to reach the problematic page.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team


    Click either button after page loads.

  • The code to make this page was:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Threading;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

    namespace opencycle
    public partial class test : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        protected void Unnamed1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            Response.Write("Delayed 2000 ms");
        protected void Unnamed2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            Response.Write("Delayed 5000 ms");


  • I can reproduce the issue with the provided website.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “travil”

  • My particular problem is that I get the waiting for response from XXXX when using online backing. It does not allow me to get past the sign in page. I have no problem when using the back mobile app on phone.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To from “travil” to “Ujesh N.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “travil”

  • I just installed my windows 10. So my system is clean enough. Accessing any search result from will cause “Waiting for response” issue. Network is good. Chrome is doing good.

  • This issue has become problematic for our development team. We are getting grief from management and from marketing as they are making unfounded assumptions about the performance of our sites.

  • This is a problem on 41.16299.15.0. Once a tab gets into ‘Waiting for response’ state it never changes back. Setting document.title = 'blah’; in javascript changes the document title but the Edge tab remains as-is (only AFTER entering this state).

    A seriously embarrassing issue. Should have been picked up at any one of several stages of testing. :-(

  • Facing the same issue in Microsoft Edge 41.16299.15.0, I have been facing this issue in previous builds as well. One more observation I would like to share is when I restart the system with few tabs open , the edge will not be able to load those tabs again, It will go into an infinite waiting for response state, until I close the tab and re open the page in new tab or restart the edge.

  • I also face this issue in Microsoft Edge 41.16299.15.0 and it working after press F5 while changes into site.

    so is it fixed in the current version?

  • I checked into IE10, IE11, IE12 and Microsoft Edge 41.16299.15.0 in that I face the same error.

    is it fixed into latest version ?

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