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      • #2360358
        AskWoody Plus

        EdgeDeflector gets Windows 10 to respect your default browser setting

        Microsoft wants Windows 10 users to use their new Microsoft Edge web browser. Users don’t even need to choose it as their default browser. Seemingly normal-looking web links all over Windows 10 and the Cortana digital assistant force-open in Microsoft Edge rather than in your system defined default web browser. Comtraya!

        EdgeDeflector is my tiny new helper program that says “that isn’t cool!” to Windows, and lets you use your default web browser anyway…

        This will even open the new ‘News and Interest’ with your default browser and not with Edge.

        Download the latest EdgeDeflector_install.exe from the Releases page on GitHub,
        Install it by choosing Yes at the User Account Control prompt,
        Go to All settings > Apps > Default apps,
        Scroll to the bottom and click Choose default apps by protocol,
        Locate MICROSOFT-EDGE in the list and click on the program icon to the right of it,
        Select EdgeDeflector from the list. Confirm the change if asked to.

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      • #2360489
        AskWoody Plus



        oh well……

        FYI win10 pro version 20H2 (OS Bld 19042.928



      • #2360503
        AskWoody MVP

        The new Edge has yet to open anything on my PC.  Firefox remains my default browser, and all html links open only in Firefox.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2363141
        AskWoody Plus

        EdgeDeflector 1.2 released

        New post-installation greeting page helps user through manual installation steps.
        (Changes in Windows 10 prevents automation during installation.)
        Now installs per-user.
        (No longer requires administrative permissions to install.)
        Resolved issues that caused anti-virus programs to consider the installer and program suspicious.
        Resolved potential localization issue.
        Please uninstall any old versions before installing this version.

        • #2363781
          AskWoody Plus

          can anyone comment on this ? I would like to block edge for sure but BD didn’t like it’s previous version.

          • #2364046
            AskWoody Plus

            Upon re-reading the title, I see I have been operating under incorrect idea- I thought(bad) this was a utility to block edge but I see it simply prevents edge from allowing you to choose your default browser.

            As BBearren said, it hasn’t changed my choice either.

            Maybe I should read these threads at the beginning of the day instead of late night!

      • #2368823
        AskWoody Plus

        EdgeDeflector released

        Resolved an issue where weather links on the task bar would not open.
        (New in Windows 10 21H1.)

      • #2368825
        AskWoody Plus

        I see it simply prevents edge from allowing you to choose your default browser.

        This app forces Windows 10 to use your default browser where Windows 10 disregards your chosen browser and opens Edge (like links in mail…)

      • #2370733
        AskWoody Plus

        EdgeDeflector v1.2.2.0 released

        “Remove unused code. (Optimization contributed by @voltura.”

      • #2377153
        lynda wright
        AskWoody Plus

        I am not tech savvy so could someone please explain in layman’s terms how I get rid of EdgeDeflector and just use Chrome?! Thank you.

        • #2377156

          EdgeDeflecter  (is NOT Edge browser) is a third-party program that makes Edge respect your default browser Chrome.

      • #2387603
        AskWoody Plus
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