for Microsoft Edge - Start browser with clean session

External Issue #8055736


Richard G.
Jul 1, 2016
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I’m evaluating the “WebDriver for Microsoft Edge” and want to start the browser with a clean and fresh session (don’t want the browser history e.g. cookies, local storage, form data).

In the previous IE webdriver that I use for IE11, I can accomplish this by adding the desiredCapability ‘ie.ensureCleanSession’ but I cant find anything like that for the new Edge driver.

I’ve noticed that there’s a report logged (#4155493) about starting the browser in InPrivate mode but that’s not really what I’m looking for here but it might settle my needs for a while.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Title from “WebDriver for Microsoft Edge - Start browser with clean session” to “for Microsoft Edge - Start browser with clean session”

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Status to “External”

    • This issue has been resolved External. This means this issue may require a new feature to be implemented or other work that is more significant than a typical bug. You may be able to find more information on this issue by searching for related features on and

    • Your answer doesn’t tell me that much.
      You say "resolved…", it’s not resolved. Do you mean that you’ve assigned it to an external team? Please give me some better feedback, I shouldn’t need to spend an hour or more searching for related issues. There must be a reason to why you’ve marked it as external.

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