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Old 13. May 2018, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As of recent, after opening task manager i've noticed that Edge is running in the background even if i never opened it before. Anyway to stop this app from doing this?
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Old 13. May 2018, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From an article found here: (link to red rated WOT site removed)

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Use Windows 10 Settings:
Click on Start button on the home screen and select ‘Setting’.
Click on ‘Privacy‘ tab.
From the list of options on the left panel, select ‘Background App’.
One the right, you will get to see all the apps currently installed in your PC. And if you haven’t tinkered with the settings here before, it is likely all of the apps would be turned on to run in the background, as is the default on Windows 10.
Locate Edge and disable it to prevent the app to run in the background. In fact, it is recommended to turn the setting off for all apps that you rarely/never use.
That’s it. And it’s as simple as that. There is no need to restart your system as well. The Edge browser (or any other app as specified by you) won’t ever be bogging down your resources ever again.
Here is another article: https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-e...en-closed.html
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Old 14. May 2018, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much kendall.a!
Think i did visit there a long time ago.
Could never have guessed there were so many!
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Oh there are!!
This was one of the ways that MS managed to sell 10 as being so fast to start apps - they were already there. Also unless you change the settings, Win 10 never really shuts down, it just goes into hibernation. That in turn is why it is more difficult to multiboot with Win10.
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Should have stuck to Windows 7!

Must admit that Win 10 has been good to my laptop with an SSD (contrary to GHacks report today).
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I did!! .
I managed to avoid ALL the attempts to sneak the upgrade in behind other things; though it did get close on one occasion when I needed to go to the toilet during standard monthly updates that started the upgrade when I missed the timed cancel this update button.
I complained quite strongly to MS about that (as did many others) and it did get changed..
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