New tab is reset to open with "Top Sites and Suggested Content" every time the browsing data is cleared

Issue #6274670


Jan 22, 2016
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

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.

Expected Results:

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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    • Microsoft Edge Team

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    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We have confirmed the problem, and we are working on a solution for a future build of Edge. We are presently tracking this issue as a duplicate of an existing internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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