Microsoft Edge does not appear in background apps


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Every time I wake my computer up the Edge browser pops open. I never use it and want to disable it. I Googled for directions.
These are the directions I followed and Edge is not listed:
To disable apps from running in the background wasting system resources, use these steps:
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Click on Background apps.
  4. Under the "Choose which apps can run in the background" section, turn off the toggle switch for the apps you want to restrict.
 
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GREAT IDEA! The only problem is that Edge isn't listed in "Choose which apps can run in the background" . Any other ideas?
 
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That's what I said. That's why I posted this to see if someone could help with it.
 
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Every time I wake my computer up the Edge browser pops open. I never use it and want to disable it. I Googled for directions.
These are the directions I followed and Edge is not listed:
To disable apps from running in the background wasting system resources, use these steps:
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Click on Background apps.
  4. Under the "Choose which apps can run in the background" section, turn off the toggle switch for the apps you want to restrict.
See if Edge is listed in the Startup tab of Task Manager. Right click taskbar, Left click Task Manager, Left click Startup tab. Also check C:\Users\ {username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
 
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I'm stumped. Microsoft edge does not appear in any of these places, and yet, every time I log in or wake my computer up it opens.
 

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I'm stumped. Microsoft edge does not appear in any of these places, and yet, every time I log in or wake my computer up it opens.
I'm not clear as to what exactly you want to do here, but.....
IF you want to prevent apps such as Edge from starting when you start your computer, you might want to adjust settings here
Settings -> Privacy -> Activity History
AND
Consider clearing the history and perhaps turning it off for your account.
 
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Have you dealt with the initial Edge Welcome screen? It appears on a new, and often on a cumulative update.
You can also try this:
Settings - System - Notifications and actions.
Turn OFF both the Windows (Top section) and edge (Lower section.
 
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I'm not clear as to what exactly you want to do here, but.....
IF you want to prevent apps such as Edge from starting when you start your computer, you might want to adjust settings here
Settings -> Privacy -> Activity History
AND
Consider clearing the history and perhaps turning it off for your account.
I do not have "Activity History." How do I clear history and turn it off?
 

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Which version of Windows 10 are you currently running?
You should see something like this

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Seems like you still have the same resources available as I do.
You could turn the slider next to your account to "Off"
AND
Uncheck the top box.

By the way, I edited your image file so as to obscure your email account.
It's not generally a good idea to post your email account on public forums, so as to avoid possible spam and such.
 
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