Wed, Apr 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Unable to type in Microsoft Edge address field
I couldn't type anything in the
address bar where URLs are entered nor could I type in the "Find on page"
field in Edge on a Microsoft Windows 10 system. But in tabs opened to
pages where I might type some input, such as a tab in which I was viewing
a Wikipedia article, I cold type and see what I had typed appear. E.g.,
in the Wikipedia tab, I could search for other Wikipedia articles. And in
the outlook.com tab that was also open, I could compose email messages. I
could also type input into the Microsoft Windows "Type here to search"
field at the bottom of the screen. When I searched online for a
possible resolution to the problem, I found a couple of pages where
people linked it to McAfee antivirus software on the system, but that
isn't installed on the system. I also saw a couple of pages where people
stated that running the built-in Windows
ctfmon.exe program might resolve the problem. I opened a command prompt
and issued the tasklist
command to see if it was already running. It was and when I ran it again
anyway, there was no change to the problem.
C:\>tasklist | find /i "ctfmon"
ctfmon.exe 25000 Console 3 22,444 K
Closing and reopening Microsoft Edge resolved the problem.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Determining the version of Microsoft Edge on a Windows system
You can obtain the version of the
Microsoft Edge browser on a Windows system using the
Get-AppXPackage cmdlet with
Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.
PS C:\> Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Name : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Architecture : Neutral
Version : 40.15063.0.0
PackageFullName : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_40.15063.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
InstallLocation : C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsFramework : False
PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe
IsResourcePackage : False
IsBundle : False
IsDevelopmentMode : False
IsPartiallyStaged : False
If you just want to see the version number and not the additional
information, you can add "| select Version" at the end of the command.
PS C:\> Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | select Version
Wed, Aug 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Installing the Evernote extension for Microsoft Edge
If you wish to be able to save webpages with the
web clipper inside the Microsoft Edge
browser, you can install the Evernote
extension using the following
Inside the Edge browser, click on the row of 3 dots that appears at
the upper, right-hand corner of the browser window.
Then click on Get extensions from the Store.
Look for Evernote in the list of extensions and click on it
to install the Evernote extension for Edge.
You will then see details on the extension, which is free. Click on
Once it is installed, you can click on the Launch button.
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Sun, Oct 02, 2016 5:18 pm
Microsoft Edge Process Memory Consumption
While working on a family member's PC, which is running Microsoft Windows 10
Professional edition, I found performance was slow while I was trying to look
up some information in a tab in the
browser. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del
and brought up the
Windows Task Manager
, clicked on the Performance
tab, then clicked on Memory
to view the
memory utilization, I saw that most of the system's memory was being consumed,
which would contribute to poor performance, if information needs to be swapped
in and out of memory to disk while I'm switching between open applications.
CPU utilization was also, high.
When I clicked on Details and then clicked on the "Memory (private
working set)" column header to order the processes by memory consumption,
I saw that the 7 topmost consumers of memory were
MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe processes, i.e.,
Microsoft Edge web browser processes.
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