How to stop Windows 10 Edge as default forcing?

  1.    30 Apr 2018 #1

    How to stop Windows 10 Edge as default forcing?


    I'm using Maxthon as default webbrowser, but Windows 10 always at Maxthon start forces change to Edge.
    I selected in Default Apps Maxthon and it is there correctly but after Maxthon start it displays message that Edge was restored - true it is not, but I want to remove this Edge force.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thank you for all.
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  2. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       30 Apr 2018 #2

    Have you done the following ?

    Go to Settings - Apps - Default Apps

    Scroll down to Web Browser. Is Maxthon or Edge listed as Default ? If Edge is listed, click and scroll down to Maxthon and click to set as Default.
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  3.    30 Apr 2018 #3

    I did it and there's Maxthon,
    But at opening Maxthon is always message that default Edge was restored.
    When I look at settings - there's not Edge, there's Maxthon.
    It looks like fake message, but how to remove it - disable to display?

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  4. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       30 Apr 2018 #4

    When you open a document in your files, is it displayed by Edge or Maxthon ?

    You may also want to run AdwCleaner to remove any unwanted programs (pups) from the browsers.
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  5.    30 Apr 2018 #5

    It's not message of Maxthon browser!
    It's Windows message.

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  6. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       30 Apr 2018 #6

    Post a screen shot of the message if you can and give info on my previous post. Still a good idea to run AdwCleaner.

    Under settings in Maxthon, is there an option to Set as Default ?
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  7.    30 Apr 2018 #7

    So, here's screenshot:
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    Yes, you can't understand - it's in Slovak language.
    Option as default there is and is checked no matter if message appears.

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  8. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       01 May 2018 #8

    Please review posts 4 and 6 and give us info. Thanks !
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  9.    01 May 2018 #9

    Try GetUserFTA / SetUserFTA as per this post. (Do not bother with the attachment as it's for Firefox)

    Some firefox problems - Page 22 - Windows 10 Forums

    Save an HTML file to your desktop. Right click it and choose "Open With" > "choose another app"

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    Tick "Always open this app to open.html files" > Look for another app and browse to Maxthon executable and select it.

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    Then use GetUserFTA to get the ProgID and copy it into the config file and place the file in the SetUserFTA directory and associate like this:

    .htm, FirefoxHTML-308046B0AF4A39CB.html
    http, FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CBhttps
    http, FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB
    https, FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB

    Replace Firefox ProgID with Maxthon. I don't have Maxthon myself so can't give you the ProgID.

    Then run SetUserFTA.exe configfile

    Also see:

    Turn On or Off Make Microsoft Edge Default Browser Prompt Windows 10 Tutorials

    Last edited by Callender; 01 May 2018 at 17:00. Reason: code layout
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  10.    01 May 2018 #10

    I used AdwCleaner and really found nothing.
    Then I forced 4 times: open apps settings > set Maxthon as default
    After reboot I performed it last time and don't know how - Maxthon is without that message!

    I look at link you posted, and thank you all.
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