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Cannot type in Google or Edge search field

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cuttlefish, Feb 28, 2019.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    Hi folks, yep, just out of the blue, the instant I start to type in anything into the usual search field, it goes straight to the URL address line instead.... still works OK but not as it should be!

    Google searches on the problem appear to indicate this is a fairly common problem but I have been unable to resolve it so far!

    Any advice appreciated!
     
  2. plodr

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    Workaround: Set a bookmark to www.google.com and do your searches from there.

    Lots of browsers no longer have a separate search and address bar. One bar does dual duty.

    I use neither Edge (no Win 10 computers) and when you say Google, I assume you mean the Chrome browser. I don't use Chrome as my browser on any Windows computer.
     
  3. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that!

    Really weird how on my Win 10 PC that Chrome and Edge both behave like this yet on my wife's PC she can still type directly into the search field.

    Never mind, still gets the end result!
     
  4. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I have been using Edge since day one of my Windows 10 machine. I have yet found any "Search Field", can you post screen shot of this search field so I may be able to locate it on my machine?
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  5. plodr

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    Does your wife use a different start/home page? Some pages do come with a search bar but that is not part of the EDGE browser.
     
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