Steps to reproduce
First, start by clicking the three dot menu, and clicking "Settings".
Then look down to the option that says "Open new tabs with".
Change the setting to anything besides “Top Sites and Suggested Content”
Now, clear your browsing data (CTRL+SHIFT+DEL) and select every checkbox except passwords, without clicking "Show more".
Close all your tabs and reopen Edge (not needed, but it makes it clearer to see that the new tab page settings have been reset)
Open a new tab, and notice you no longer just have top sites or a blank page. This setting will reset every single time you clear browsing data, and it is annoying to not have the settings stick if you want a simpler new tab page.
The UI setting for the new tab page should stick. In Firefox, for example, I can press a cog wheel on the new tab page and disable suggested content or simply change things to a blank new tab. These settings stick even when the user clears Firefox’s private data. This is inconvenient for the user, especially if they routinely clear their browsing history and cookies like the more paranoid of us do. If browsing data is cleared, the new tab page settings should be preserved.
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