Dear all expert users,
I work with a web app having a specific issue working with Edge browsers. To inspect what happens, I wanted to monitor and debug with Fiddler, but I just can't make my Edge browser communicate with Fiddler2. My environment looks like this:
* Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0; proxy settings: Automatic
* Windows 10
* Fiddler v22.214.171.124034
* disabled Windows Firewall.
(1) Browsing in Edge with Fiddler off:
I can surf about as desired.
When I now inspect Edge proxy settings, they are set not to use a proxy. This is as expected.
(2) Starting Fiddler and trying again:
Any attempts to load a web page makes Edge complain, it can not connect to the proxy server (Fiddler).
This time, Edge proxy settings were changed after Edge restart. Now it's set to use 127.0.0.1:8888 for HTTP and HTTPS, as expected.
If I try opening another browser session from Fiddler, IE works well and Chrome works well. Only Edge does not connect to the proxy..
I read other threads on this forum, and found suggestions this might happen because of windows firewall, possibly even some hard coded matter in the firewall. However, as I stated above: My problem persist even with firewall turned on or off. Therefore my conclusion: Edge and Fiddler don't cooperate, and it has not to do with the firewall settings.
Uless of course, anyone is able to explain to me what happens or how to make things work. (It would typically be some simple setting I have got wrong, for sure.. You'd make me really happy, if you made me understand. :-)