Configure Microsoft Edge As Default Browser Using Intune HTMD Blog (2022)

In this post, let’s learn how to configure Microsoft Edge as default browser using Intune settings catalog policies. Well, I don’t think this file association and Default apps settings in Windows 11 or Windows 10 using MDM policies is not the easiest one.

The Windows CSP policy called ApplicationDefaults/DefaultAssociationsConfiguration is used to configure the default file associations for the Windows 11 operating system. You can’t apply this policy to Windows 11 Home edition PCs. All the other Windows 11 versions are supported for this policy.

I have shared the tips to configure Google Chrome as the default browser also in this post. I used the settings catalog policy instead of Intune Custom CSP policy to set Microsoft Edge as the default browser. You will still need to use Intune Custom profiles for some of the configurations explained below.

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Windows 11 PC Default Browser Confirmation

You can go into Settings apps in Windows 11 and navigate to AppsDefault AppsGoogle Chrome. You will need to ensure that the Microsoft Edge browser is configured as the default browser for all the file extensions that you want. The following is the default browser (Microsoft Edge) configuration on Windows 11 PC.

NOTE! If you want to have Google Chrome as the default browser in the policy, then make sure you have selected Chrome as the default browser before running the DISM command mentioned below.

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Create Default Browser XML file for Microsoft Edge

You will have to run the following command from the Windows 11 PC where you have configured Microsoft Edge as the default browser.

  • Opened Windows Terminal from start menu (right-click on start menu).
  • Run “dism /online /export-defaultappassociations:appassoc.xml

The appassoc.xml file with all the default application details will be available in the same folder from the DISM command.

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You will need to edit the XML file and remove non-Microsoft Edge browser-related application associations. I got 15 file extension entries with Microsoft Edge as default application. All these files with that extension will get opened up in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The following is the sample XML for Windows 11 PCs to configure Microsoft Edge as Default Browser using Intune.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><DefaultAssociations><Association Identifier=".htm" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".html" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".mht" ProgId="MSEdgeMHT" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".mhtml" ProgId="MSEdgeMHT" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".pdf" ProgId="MSEdgePDF" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".svg" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".xht" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier=".xhtml" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="ftp" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="http" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="https" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="microsoft-edge" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="microsoft-edge-holographic" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="ms-xbl-3d8b930f" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /><Association Identifier="read" ProgId="MSEdgeHTM" ApplicationName="Microsoft Edge" /></DefaultAssociations>

Create base64 Result for appassoc.xml

Now it’s time to convert the appassoc.xml file to base64 Take the XML output and put it through your favorite base64 encoder app.

You can use any base64 encoders (I used, but you will need to ensure that you have selected CRLF Windows as the Destination newline Separator.

NOTE! – Base64 encoding schemes are commonly used when there is aneed to encode binary data that needs to be storedand transferred over the network using SyncML for MDM protocol.

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The following is the base64 code. This code will be used to create Intune default browser policy.


Intune Policy to Configure Microsoft Edge as Default Browser

You already have all the inputs/prerequisites required to create an Intune policy to configure Microsoft Edge as the default browser on Windows 11 or Windows 10 PCs.

I’m going to use Intune Settings Catalog policy to create and deploy the Default Browser policy. You don’t have any specific Intune setting catalog policy or Windows MDM CSP to make Microsoft Edge the default browser. However, you will need to use Windows MDM CSP ApplicationDefaults/DefaultAssociationsConfiguration.

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You will need to follow the steps mentioned below to create the Intune settings catalog policy.

  • Sign in to theMicrosoft Endpoint Manager admin center
  • SelectDevices>Configuration profiles>Create profile.

You will need to select Platform as Windows 10 and laterandselect Profile as Settings catalog (preview). Now, you can click onCreatebutton to go to the next page.

On the Next Page, you will need to enter the Name of the Intune policy – Microsoft Edge Default Browser. You can enter any name and recommend typing in the description as well. You can now click on the Next button to continue to the next page.

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Click on the +Add Settings button and Search with the Keyword “Default Association” to find out the correct policy settings to set Microsoft Edge as default browser using Intune.

Click on the Application Defaults category to show the actual setting called Default Associations Configuration. Ensure you have selected that setting (Default Associations Configuration) as shown in the screenshot and close this window.

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You will need to enter the base64 code from the above section of this blog post to the Default Associations Configuration entry. Once the base64 code is entered into the required field, you can click on the NEXT button to continue.

This policy allows an administrator to set the default file types and protocol associations. When set, default associations will be applied on sign-in to the PC.

NOTE! – If the policy is enabled and the client machine is Azure Active Directory joined, the associations assigned in SyncML will be processed, and default associations will be applied.

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In the assignment section of the Intune Policy to Configure Microsoft Edge as Default Browser, you will need to deploy this policy to Azure AD Device Groups. The Default Associations Configuration is a device-based Windows CSP policy.

You will need to complete the policy creation wizard by clicking on the Next, Next, and Create buttons. You can also have an option to create Intune Scope Tags during the creation of Intune Default Browser policy.

NOTE! – Changes to this policy take effect after the reboot.

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How to Set Google Chrome As Default Browser using Intune policy

Well, now this is easy to set Google Chrome browser as the default browser instead of Microsoft Edge. You will just need to change the XML and base64 code that you have created above.

I have given you the default (sample) XML shared by Google in the below section, and I will also share the base64 code for Google Chrome default browser XML. Once you have the base64 code, you can use this in the Intune policy that we have created in the above section.

Google Chrome Default Browser XML (Sample)

I have not included additional file extensions into the code similar to Microsoft Edge. You are free to add those as per your requirement.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><DefaultAssociations> <Association Identifier=".htm" ProgId="ChromeHTML" ApplicationName="Google Chrome" /> <Association Identifier=".html" ProgId="ChromeHTML" ApplicationName="Google Chrome" /> <Association Identifier="http" ProgId="ChromeHTML" ApplicationName="Google Chrome" /> <Association Identifier="https" ProgId="ChromeHTML" ApplicationName="Google Chrome" /></DefaultAssociations>

The base64 code for the above Google Chrome Default Browser XML.


Issues with Microsoft Edge as Default Browser Intune Policies?

This section will share some quick tips to start troubleshooting on issues with Microsoft Edge as Default Browser Intune Policies. First, you will need to make sure that you have initiated an Intune policy manual sync from Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC.

You can look into Event logs to confirm whether there is an error with Intune policy deployment for making Microsoft Edge browser the default browser. I have explained this process end to end process in Intune logs Event Logs post.

Intune event log path is theApplications and Services LogsMicrosoft – Windows – Devicemanagement-Enterprise-Diagnostics-Provider – Admin.

Event ID 814 (Policy Value String) – MDM PolicyManager: Set policy string, Policy: (DefaultAssociationsConfiguration), Area: (ApplicationDefaults), EnrollmentID requesting merge: (FFF6BB6A-4071-4E45-B14B-99DB4FB147BA), Current User: (Device), String:

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You will also need to verify the policy details from the following Registry Path as well to confirm – Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\ApplicationDefault

  • DefaultAssociationsConfiguration -> base64 code entry should be present.
  • DefaultAssociationsConfiguration_ProviderSet – Decimal value = 1
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You will need to verify the results from Intune MEM Admin center portal. There are some other methods also to check the status of the Intune policy deployment results for Microsoft Edge as Default Browser policy.

You already got the confirmation of successful deployment of default browser Intune policy from event logs and registry entries. But the Intune admin center gives you a more detailed view of all the Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.

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Select the Start button, and then type Default apps. In the search results, select Default apps. Under Web browser, select the browser currently listed, and then select Microsoft Edge or another browser.

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Steps to configure Startup page and Home page in Edge through Device Configuration profile. Ener the site URLs and click on Ok. You can add multiple Startup page URLs here. Click on Next twice to move to Assignments page and assign the profile to All Devices or AD Group to limit the scope as per your requirements.

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1. On your reference computer login as administrator and browse to Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps. In this screen you are able to choose the default apps. On the bottom of the screen you can reset the applications to their defaults or choose default apps based on file type, protocol and select by app.

How do I make Google Chrome my Default browser Intune? ›

Set up Intune to manage Chrome browser
  1. Step 1: Ingest the Chrome ADMX file into Intune.
  2. Step 2: Set up a Chrome policy with Intune.
  3. Step 3: Confirm that the policy is set.
  4. Step 4: (Optional) Configure other templates.

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Set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on domain-joined devices
  1. Open the Group Policy editor and go to the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer.
  2. Select Set a default associations configuration file.
  3. Click policy setting, and then click Enabled.
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How do I make Microsoft Edge my Default browser in Windows 11? ›

Alternatively, press Win + I. On the Settings menu, select the Apps option and click on Default apps. Now search for the browser you'd like to use, and click on it to see the options you can choose from. Finally, click on Set default to set up this browser as your default browser.

How do I force sync with Edge? ›

To start syncing your Favorites in Microsoft Edge, open Start > Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings. Toggle on Sync settings and Internet Explorer settings. You read that right—even though we are talking about Edge, it uses the same sync setting as Internet Explorer.

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Intune Managed Browser is a web browsing app by Microsoft which lets you safely view and navigate web pages that contain Company information or internal organization web pages. With a managed browser, you can enable following Enterprise Mobility security features: Single sign-on. Conditional Access.

How do I export default file associations? ›

Export default app association settings
  1. On your test computer, open a Command Prompt as administrator.
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How do I install Adobe Reader Intune? ›

Deploy the Win32 App with Intune
  1. Navigate to >Azure Portal> Microsoft Intune> Client Apps.
  2. Click on App App.
  3. Select Windows app (Win32) – preview as your App type.
  4. Browse to the [your_adobe_setup_file].intunewin file.
  5. Click OK.
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How do I push extensions to Chrome using Intune? ›

How to configure Chrome settings with Microsoft Intune
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  2. 1.2 Block extensions. Build on top of the profile already created. ...
  3. 1.3 Extension Install Allow list. ...
  4. 1.4 Extension Install Force list. ...
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How do I manage Chrome Intune? ›

Manage Chrome browser with Intune Settings Catalog (Windows)
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  3. Step 3: Confirm that the policy is set. ...
  4. Step 4: Confirm the policy is set (Intune)

How do I deploy Firefox with Intune? ›

Deploy Firefox Browser using Intune
  1. Click on Properties tab and Edit Assignments section.
  2. Click on +Add Group.
  3. Select Azure AD groups using search options (or use All Devices option).
  4. After selecting the group, click on the SELECT button to continue.
  5. Click on NEXT button to continue.
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How do I change my default Web browser? ›

Set Chrome as your default web browser
  1. On your Android device, open Settings .
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Under "General," tap Default apps.
  4. Tap Browser app Chrome .

How do I change my default browser in the registry? ›

To set Chrome browser as default by regedit,you could try the follow steps: Start the registry editor (regedit.exe) Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http. Expand the tree and move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command, double click on default and set the string to the command you wish to run for Internet addresses.

How do I enable IE mode with Group Policy on Microsoft Edge? ›

Enable Internet Explorer integration using Group Policy
  1. Download and use the latest Microsoft Edge Policy Template.
  2. Open Group Policy Editor.
  3. Click User Configuration/Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.
  4. Double-click Configure Internet Explorer integration.
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How do I change the Default app in Windows 11? ›

Change default programs in Windows
  1. Select Start > Settings > Apps > Default apps.
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What is the Default browser for Windows 11? ›

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and Microsoft Edge is its default web browser. But, what if you want to choose another web browser? There are many browsers that one can use in Windows 11, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and, Microsoft Edge.

How do I change from Internet Explorer to Edge? ›

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.
  3. Select the Settings option.
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What is Microsoft Edge sync? ›

Microsoft Edge sync enables users to access their browsing data across all their signed-in devices. Users can sync the following data: Favorites. Passwords. Addresses and more (form-fill)

Where is Edge sync data stored? ›

Where is Microsoft Edge sync data stored? Synced data for Azure AD accounts is stored on secure servers according to the tenant ID. For example, the data for a tenant that is registered in the United States is stored in servers geo-located for that region and uses the same storage solution as Office applications.

How does sync work in Edge? ›

Microsoft Edge Sync is an exemplary feature that lets you access your browsing data across all your signed-in devices. After you have signed in to Microsoft Edge and turned on Sync, you can browse the web on any device, pause or stop, and continue on a different device.

How do I fix Microsoft Edge managed by an organization? ›

Do the following to remove Your browser is managed by your organization in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 11/10:
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  2. Access Policies page.
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  4. Access Edge key.
  5. Delete Registry values.
  6. Restart File Explorer or PC.
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How do you fix an organization managed edges? ›

Fix: Your Browser Is Managed By Your Organisation Message In Edge Browser
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  2. Method 2: Execute Commands Related To GroupPolicy.
  3. Method 3: Reset The Browser Settings.
  4. Method 4: Use Anti-malware software.
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How do I control Microsoft edge from my phone? ›

Sync your account on your mobile device
  1. Download the Microsoft Edge app for iOS and Android. ...
  2. Select an account and sign in, following the prompts.
  3. After the app is installed, select Settings and more and then select your profile image.
  4. Under Sync settings, tap Sync and then toggle Sync to the on position.

Can Microsoft Intune wipe your phone? ›

The iOS/iPadOS, Android, and Windows 10 platforms are the only platforms currently supported for wiping corporate data from Intune managed apps. Intune managed apps are applications that include the Intune APP SDK, and have at least one enabled and licensed user account in your organization.

How do I create a default associations configuration file? ›

In the Group Policy Management Editor, go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Template > Windows Components > File Explorer, and double-click Set a default associations configuration file. In the Set a default associations configuration file window, select the Enabled option.

How do I export and import custom default app associations? ›

Export default app association settings
  1. On your test computer, open a Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Export the default app association settings from the test computer to an .xml file on a network share or USB drive: Dism /Online /Export-DefaultAppAssociations:"F:\AppAssociations.xml"
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1. Go to Control Panel > Default programs and select Associate a file type or protocol with a program. 2. From the list of file extensions, select the extension that you want to change the default program to open with and then click Change program.

What does CSP stand for Intune? ›

CSP stands for Configuration Service Provider. You might think Intune i somehow a CSP but that would be incorrect. Intune is an MDM service. A CSP is a component of the Windows 10 operating system; kind of like a Client Side Extension (CSE) is to Group Policy.

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The Friendly OMA-DM Embedded Client is a robust, carrier-grade client designed for the management and support of mobile devices – including mobile phones, Android devices, cellular gateways, LTE routers, cars, and more.

What is configuration service provider? ›

A configuration service provider (CSP) is a component of the Windows client operating system that shows IT professionals potential device configuration choices and allows them to apply the settings across multiple Windows OSes.

How do I use Adobe DC offline? ›

1. Follow the installation or product launch screens until you see a link that says "I cannot connect to the internet" or "Having trouble connecting to the internet". Click the link and follow the instructions on the subsequent screen to initiate offline activation.

How do I download Adobe Reader without administrative privileges? ›

Adobe reader 10.1 AutoUpdate without administrative privileges
  1. Edit the Policy, where you have created the package.
  2. " ...
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  4. On the right pane, there's a setting called "Always install with elevated provileges"

How do I install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC? ›

Download & Install
  1. Open the Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (Mac) app on your computer and search for “Adobe Acrobat Pro DC”
  2. After installation, open Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.
  3. If prompted, sign in using your IdentiKey and password.

How do I update Chrome using Intune? ›

Step 1: Import the ADMX file
  1. Sign into the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Click Devices Configuration profiles. Import ADMX. ...
  3. To import the google. admx and google. ...
  4. To import the GoogleUpdate. admx and GoogleUpdate. ...
  5. To import the chrome. admx and chrome.

How do I set up Google Chrome Intune? ›

Set up Intune to manage Chrome browser
  1. Step 1: Ingest the Chrome ADMX file into Intune.
  2. Step 2: Set up a Chrome policy with Intune.
  3. Step 3: Confirm that the policy is set.
  4. Step 4: (Optional) Configure other templates.

How do I enable intune bookmarks in Chrome? ›

On the Configuration settings tab, 👉Select Computer Configuration > Google > Google Chrome and Select the policy Bookmark in the following locations. Set Enable Bookmark Bar – Setting the policy to displays a bookmark bar in Google Chrome, If you set the policy, users can't change it.

What is Google Chrome policy? ›

The Chrome Policy API is a suite of services that empower Chrome administrators to programmatically view, manage, and get insights about usage of Chrome OS devices and Chrome browsers in their organization.

What is the Transform option for Mozilla Firefox? ›

By. One feature that Firefox 3.5 adds to its CSS implementation is transform functions. These let you manipulate elements in two dimensional space by rotating, skewing, scaling, and translating them to alter their appearance.

What is Firefox ESR? ›

Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) is an official version of Firefox developed for large organizations like universities and businesses that need to set up and maintain Firefox on a large scale. Firefox ESR does not come with the latest features but it has the latest security and stability fixes.

What is MSI Firefox? ›

The MSI installer (supported on Windows 7 and later versions) is a wrapper of the exe full installer that allows customizations through the use of a MST file prior to deploying through standard Windows deployment tools such as Active Directory or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

How do I change my Default web browser? ›

Set Chrome as your default web browser
  1. On your Android device, open Settings .
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Under "General," tap Default apps.
  4. Tap Browser app Chrome .

How do I make Microsoft Edge my Default PDF reader? ›

Simply go to Settings > Apps > Default apps, click the Choose default apps by file type link. Then scroll down and click the app that is currently set a default for . pdf, and select Microsoft Edge from the list.

What is Microsoft Edge Default homepage? ›

By default, Microsoft Edge's home page (the page that automatically loads whenever you go online) is the Microsoft start page. However, you can change this to another of your liking. To do this, click the three horizontal dots (•••) in the top-right of the window. From the menu that opens, select Settings.

When Microsoft Edge starts open these pages? ›

To get started, launch Edge and click the Settings and more button (three dots) in the upper-right corner of the browser and choose Settings from the menu. Next, on the Settings page click On startup from the left column. Then from the right section under “On startup” select Open a specific page or pages.

Where is Edge settings? ›

In the top corner of the browser window, select Settings and more , or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+F, and select Settings .

How do I make Microsoft Edge my Default browser in Windows 7? ›

If you'd like to set Microsoft Edge as your default browser, here's how. Type default apps in the Start menu, then click Default apps. Scroll down until you see your default web browser, then click it. Select Microsoft Edge from the list of available browsers on your computer.

How do I set a website as my homepage on Edge? ›

Microsoft Edge
  1. Open Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more > Settings .
  2. Select Appearance.
  3. Turn on Show home button.
  4. You can either choose New tab page or select Enter URL for a page that you want to use as your home page.

Why is Microsoft Edge default for PDF? ›

Are you using an older version of Adobe Reader? Older versions messed with the registry to assign itself to PDFs in a way that is no longer allowed in Windows 10. This triggers Windows' file protection to reset the PDF association to default, which is Edge in Windows 10.

Why does my default PDF viewer keep changing to Microsoft Edge? ›

Microsoft Edge keeps resetting itself as the default application for viewing PDF files. Even after setting Adobe reader as the default program, opening a PDF file directly from a zipped folder will revert the default PDF handler back to Edge.

Is a Microsoft Edge PDF the same as a regular PDF? ›

On Windows 10, a pdf document will open in Microsoft Edge by default. But this setting can be changed. When a pdf is accessed from a web page, it typically opens within the current web browser even if the default app for pdf documents is set to Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Do you have to use Bing with Microsoft Edge? ›

By default, Microsoft Edge uses Bing as its default search engine, but if you prefer something else—such as Google or DuckDuckGo—you can change it easily in the Settings menu.

How do I disable the start page in Microsoft Edge? ›

If you don't want Microsoft Edge to start when you sign in to Windows, you can change this in Windows Settings.
  1. Go to Start > Settings .
  2. Select Accounts > Sign-in options.
  3. Turn off Automatically save my restartable apps when I sign out and restart them when I sign in.

How do I remove Bing from Microsoft Edge? ›

To remove Bing from the Edge web browser, in Edge:
  1. Select the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Settings and choose Advanced in the left pane.
  3. Select Change Search Provider under Address Bar Search.
  4. Select Set as Default.
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How do I get Edge to open to a specific URL? ›

Step 1: Launch the Microsoft Edge app. Step 2: At the top-right, click More button, then click Settings. Step 3: In Open Microsoft Edge with a drop-down box, select Specifics page or pages. Enter a URL that you want open automatically in the box below the drop-down list, then hit Enter to add it.

How do I make a website open on startup Windows 10 Edge? ›

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How do I force a shortcut to open in Microsoft Edge? ›

If Edge is not your default browser, but you want to open a web page using Edge, right-click on the desktop > New > Shortcut. Here replace with the URL of the site or the web page. Click Next, give the shortcut and name, and complete the process.


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