Windows 10 web browsers not displaying local "img src" HTML tags created in WinRT text editor apps

Not reproducible Issue #15207843


Tim H.
Dec 23, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
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Steps to reproduce

Hello. My field of study is music; however, I write HTML and CSS on the side. I downloaded a free app from the new Microsoft Store for Windows 10. It is called Code Writer. It allows me to edit HTML, CSS, and INI text files; although it edits many more file types than just those few. I have discovered a bug, though. Apparently, it is not new by any stretch of the imagination. It is referenced in this discussion on the software maker’s website:

It is also referenced in the following “Microsoft Connect” entry from 2014:

I would like to continue using Microsoft Edge as my default web browser. I also would like to continue using Code Writer as my text editor. However, there exists an incompatibility at this moment between the two. I am looking forward to when this issue is resolved. Thank you for your time.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

  • I was not able to repro this issue.  However, I am thinking this could be related to one of a couple security features in Windows 10.  The reason I am not seeing this could be related to my security settings related to this or by those I have from the corporate Group Policy.

    Also, can you provide the extended version of Windows 10 you are using?  Win + S and type “winver” and hit enter.

    Will you right click on the html file that you created using Code Writer and tell me if the “unblock” option is checked?  If it is not, try to change that (check it) and see if that makes a difference.  Do this for the image as well.  For your information both of my files have the “unblock” unchecked and would normally be blocked.  See the attached screenshot of my html file created with Code Writer.

    Here is how to view the settings I am referring to:

    • Win + S and type ‘Window Defender Security’ and press enter
    • Click on the “App & browser control” section/icon
    • check what is set for “SmartScreen for Windows Store apps”

    Let me know what you find and appreciate this submission,


  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Not reproducible”

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