For Edgers, if you're sick and tired of Google trying to own your life and dictate how
you use your browser, and want to circumvent the display of its aggravating Chrome pop-
up when using Google to search for whatever and return to your one-click lifestyle, then
try the following if none of the other answers work (I've tried all and none work for me):
Click on the menu expansion ellipses (…) in upper right corner
Click on Settings
"Open Microsoft Edge with" and select "A specific page or pages" from selection box
Enter a URL other than Google (I use https://www.drudgereport.com/) and click
the disk (save) icon
Scroll down to "Advanced settings" and click "View advanced settings"
If desired, turn on "Show the home button" and select "New tab page" in the
Scroll down to "Search in the address bar with" and if "Google" is not
displayed, click on "Change search engine"
Under "Choose one" select "Google (default)" or "Google Search (discovered)"
(if a Google option is not displayed, back out of Settings and search for
google.com, then go back into Settings > Advanced settings > Change search
engine and select the Google option that is now displayed)
Back out of Settings
NOTE: If you want other Google services such as Gmail, Images, Maps, Translate, and
others, and you don't have them bookmarked, enter google.com in the address bar
to load the familiar Google splash page (including the infuriating and extremely
invasive Chrome pop-up).
Cheers and Ciao Wow