Re: Issues with Edge Chromium: is Google Chrome still a more viable option?
If CTRL+L/ALT+D aren't moving you to the address bar in new Edge then there is a corruption in your installation.
With the exception of a very few shortcuts, because Microsoft elected to maintain the Favorites terminology, pretty much every keyboard command applicable to Chrome (or any Chromium-based browser) is also applicable to new Edge.
You should try, Using SFC (System File Checker) and DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) to Repair Windows 8 & 10, for starters.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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