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MS Edge "promoting/advertising" Itself


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:08 PM

The latest update which bumps Version 1607 to Build 14393.497 was applied to my machine a couple of days ago.

 

Today, for the first time ever, I had a pop-up come out of the Edge icon in the taskbar when Edge was not running (and it is not enabled to run in the background - I double checked) when I was working in Firefox touting itself as a better alternative, safer, etc.   This I do not like and do not want.

 

I presumed that this was some function of Edge, but am not certain at this point.  Whatever it is, I want to turn it OFF.  If anyone has guidance, I'd appreciate it.


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:24 PM

Hi:

 

If you don't use Edge, just remove the tile from your start menu.

 

Also, see here:

 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/50987-microsoft-edge-web-notifications-turn-off-sites-windows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4111-notifications-apps-turn-off-windows-10-a.html

 

Let us know if that helps,

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:54 PM

MoxieMomma,

 

           Thanks for responding.  I do not have Edge in my start menu, but do keep it on my toolbar since it is what I'll use on the very rare occasion where I want a "pure" (that is, no add-ons, no adblock, etc.) browser because something will not play well with either Firefox or Chrome.

 

           I think the second link you gave will have the squelching result I'm looking for just by preventing Edge itself from being permitted to give notifications.  I have, up until this time, not had anything of substance to complain about with Windows 10, and one could argue this isn't substantive either, but a pet peeve.  I just really don't want advertising or promotion of any kind and this sort of notification is just that.


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