Windows and Edge ignoring camera & browser settings


AndyTampa

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I've set my camera setting for edge to Always Ask, and my Kasperksy keeps telling me that Edge is accessing the webcam. Edge isn't asking for permission.

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Fortunately, this laptop has a shutter built in so I can keep the webcam closed, but I have to wonder if it's accessing the microphone too. I've got Chrome set as my default browser, but every Windows setting that needs a web page opens in Edge.

Is there a way to get Windows 11 to actually use my selections. I get ignored enough without the computer doing it too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Evo i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" Ultra HD+OLED Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2400
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Plus
settings> privacy & security>camera
settings>privacy & security>microphone
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Those don't appear to be edge settings. Camera and microphone are under Cookies and Site Permissions and I have both of them set to Ask First. Edge is not asking at all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Evo i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" Ultra HD+OLED Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2400
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Plus
I found those to be Windows 11 settings. There was no option to turn Edge's access on or off. The recent activity shows 0 requests, though I've seen my Kaspersky pop-up several times that Edge is accessing the camera. This may allow me to turn the camera off for all apps, but that's not what I was looking for. I'll still need some things like Teams to be able to access the camera. I just want Edge to ask me like it's supposed to since that setting is actually in Edge. It's a false sense of security for Edge to say it will ask for permission and then do whatever it feels like doing anyway. But we are talking about Microsoft.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Evo i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" Ultra HD+OLED Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2400
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Plus
A search shows you are not alone in your complaint. Here's just one result. Redirecting
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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