Persistent top grey blank bar

Duplicate Issue #9243263 • See Issue #7104460

Details

Author
Samuel C.
Created
Oct 7, 2016
Privacy
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Duplicates
See progress on Bug #7104460
Found in build #
14.14393
Reports
Reported by 14 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Opening new tab randomly creates this blank grey bar and stick to the top. Does not display context menu when right clicked. When switching to existing tabs, they will exhibit the same blank top grey bar
  2. The only way to clear it out is to open a new tab
  3. Still will randomly create another bar later on

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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Rick J.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Dave B.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Dave B.” to “David S.”

    Changed Assigned To from “David S.” to “Jerry G.”

  • Same problem here.
    Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0
    Microsoft EdgeHTML 14.14393

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To from “Jerry G.” to “Tony J.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To from “Tony J.” to “Casey I.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Casey I.” to “Anish P.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Anish P.” to “Jerry G.”

  • same problem, very annoying especially when you want to watch a video in fullscreen and the grey bar is still at the top

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Not reproducible”

  • Same problem, popping out on my desktop, laptop and surface pro tablet.

  • I have had this for a long time now is really… really irritating and I like edge as a browser its just this that ruins it

  • Changed Status from “Not reproducible”

  • Well too bad that these folks marked this bug as Not reproducible with so many instances of it… I keep opening tabs to clear them out all the time.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Duplicate”

  • Thanks for your report of this issue.  Fix is in the pipeline for an upcoming release.

  • I have the same issue here. However, once it is active, it seems that the grey bar is present on all my opened tabs. Then, when I close the tab, the bar “may” disappear.

  • I am able to reproduce for example just by creating a 4th tab to go to LinkedIn.com. The first time I have a grey bar. I close the tab, the grey bar may disappears in all tabs (or not). Then the second time I go to LinkedIn.com the bar does not appear or disappears if it was there. I did it a few times in a row…

    Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0
    Microsoft EdgeHTML 14.14393

  • Same problem - The large grey bar appeared on the top of Edge. It is more than annoying and I am ready to switch to another browser unless there is a solution.

  • Please fix this "Gray Bar " issue in Edge. I used Edge for the longest time until one of the updates , I think it was the last big one caused it to appear. I now use Google Chrome.

  • Has the Gray Bar issue been resolved? Most annoying!

  • This problem just started today. Beyond annoying. Is there anyway to get rid of the gray bar?

  • The gray bar has disappeared from my screen. It is just gone. Thank you, Microsoft, if you have fixed it!

  • Same issue just happened on my system this morning So whatever this bug is it’s not “fixed” I’m thoroughly patched and up tp date. Tried reboot that didn’t clear it and based on this thread doesn’t look like Microsoft has a clue

  • Same issue just happened on my system this morning So whatever this bug is it’s not “fixed” I’m thoroughly patched and up tp date. Tried reboot that didn’t clear it and based on this thread doesn’t look like Microsoft has a clue

    OHH I found it . Next to the + in header you get an up or down arrow V that controls whether the “preview” of a age appears in that dead space . Click on arrow and the “grey bar” area goes away .

  • Couldnt find the + in the header (as mentioned in the above) but I will say this problem is persistent and repeatable. The whole Word - Excel - Office integration is absolutely buggy as hell in Windows 10…very disappointing.

  • I also have repetitively and seemingly randomly, the persistant grey bar which I am unable to remove.

  • I have the exact same problem and cannot get rid of the wide grey bar at the top regardless as to whether opening a new tab or not.

  • I just had the same problem crop up on my browser. The appearance is identical to the original poster’s screenshot, and it happened when I opened a second tab. Further tabs opened kept the grey blank space, and switching to the original tab caused it to show up there as well. I had to close Edge completely and reopen it to get the grey space to go away.

    For what it’s worth, my computer has been on for two days straight with Edge open the whole time. I’ve found that seems to cause weird issues to crop up in Edge sometimes, like being unable to open a link in a new tab or properly duplicate the active tab.

  • Thank you to van j. ‎Jul‎ ‎25‎, ‎2017 . The + used to add a new window has a
    up arrow or a down arrow to the right of it. I clicked the up arrow and the massive toolbar went away. On my computer it was hard to see in the dark theme that I have chosen. but that fixed it for me.

  • There is a grey panel about two inches deep, across the top showing a mini version of what’s on the current page - off putting and extremely aggravating.Can you tell me how to get rid of it ? Wish I could go back to Windows 7 - far simpler and more straightforward. I hate Edge

  • Above the Address Bar are the listed tabs. Next to the right is a "+". To the right of it is a “V.” Click it and the grey area should disappear.

  • Same problem! Makes browser worthless.

  • THE FIX!

    The “+” next to the preview tabs (used to add a new window) has an up or down arrow to the right of it. Click the up arrow and the massive toolbar goes away. Absurd, though, that we all have this issue and no one from MS has responded with such an easy fix. I was about to go back to Chrome.

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