- When you try to close the Microsoft Edge browser, a recurring message appears periodically.
- The message indicates that Microsoft Edge is being shared even though you have not changed any settings on your device.
- This particular pop-up warning is caused by a bug in Microsoft Edge that makes the browser think it is always sharing content.
This warning popup may appear when you try to close Microsoft Edge. Here are two ways to fix this issue, courtesy of MiniTool Solution.
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When you try to close the Microsoft Edge browser, a recurring message appears periodically. The message indicates that Microsoft Edge is being shared even though you have not changed any settings on your device.
What causes the “Microsoft Edge is being used for sharing” error?
When the user attempts to close a browser, a pop-up warning appears, indicating that a Microsoft Edge bug is causing it to think it’s always sharing content.
Whenever the user tries to close the Microsoft Edge browser due to this warning, a recurring error occurs. This is caused by a bug in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge-related tasks should be closed as soon as this error occurs (temporary solution) or you can install a Microsoft patch (via Windows updates).
How to stop the “Microsoft Edge is being used for sharing” error message
Close Microsoft Edge via Task Manager
This issue will reappear if you try to install pending updates. However, you can avoid installing pending updates if you want.
You can access the menu from the bottom of the Edge browser by tapping the menu icon (three horizontal dots).
As a result, you won’t have to worry about having to close and open Microsoft Edge multiple times without losing any open tabs after applying this solution.
- You can open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc when the “Microsoft Edge is being shared” pop-up appears.
- Microsoft Edge should be found under the Processes tab.
- Choosing End Task from the right-click menu will end the task.
- The closing of Microsoft Edge will be automatic as a result.
- You will not lose any tabs when you reopen it.
- It should no longer appear after closing the browser.
Installing pending Windows updates
- You can open the Run window by pressing Win + R.
- The Windows Update tab in the Options app can be opened by typing ms-settings:windowsupdate in the box and pressing Enter.
- The Windows Update screen will open and you’ll find a check for updates button on the right. Click it to begin scanning for updates.
- As soon as you are finished updating Windows 10, start installing pending updates.
- You need to restart your computer once you have installed all pending updates.
- Check if the problem has been resolved by opening and closing Microsoft Edge.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This particular pop-up warning is due to a bug in Microsoft Edge that makes the browser think it is always sharing content. This leads to a recurring error that occurs every time the user tries to close the browser.
When you try to close the Edge browser, you may see this warning window - Microsoft Edge is used for sharing. This particular warning window is due to a flaw in Microsoft Edge that makes the browser think it is always sharing content.
- Open Settings.
- Click on Applications.
- Click on Applications and features.
- Select Microsoft Edge from the list.
- Click the Advanced Settings link.
- Click the Repair button to try to fix Microsoft Edge if it is not working properly without affecting your browser data.
An effective solution to display problems is to reset or uninstall the driver on the Display Device -> Driver tab and restart your computer to reinstall the driver. You can also try updating old drivers in Device Manager -> Display Device -> Driver tab -> Browse -> Leave Selected.
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