Microsoft has recently released a major update to the proprietary Edge 91 browser with major improvements. But as it turns out, this new version also contains a bug that some users believe was intentional.

Microsoft accused of deliberately imposing a search engine in the browser

After the update, Microsoft Edge started displaying a prompt prompting users to update their browser settings and switch to Microsoft Bring as their default search engine.

Microsoft accused of deliberately imposing a search engine in the browser

While it might make sense to display such a prompt after refreshing the browser, some users claim that the same message appears over and over again for no reason. Even more surprising, some users see this message even though Microsoft Bing is already set as their default search engine.

Despite suspicions of deliberation and intrusiveness, according to the developers, this is just a software error, such alerts should not appear again on devices running Windows 10. A Microsoft Edge community manager explained on Reddit that the team is already investigating the issue and needs more information from user side.

So far, the easiest way to deal with the intrusive alert is to simply close it and save the current settings. Microsoft is likely to release a fix in the coming days, but while the investigation continues, the developers have not named a specific release date.

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