How to STOP/DELETE the new EDGE Browser ?

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  1. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #11

    Rickerz said:
    (( Windows 10 Ver. 10.017763 Build 17763))

    After the most recent update (June 6) the new EDGE Browser suddenly became my default Browser without my consent, I was able replacing my long time Firefox browser default, reverted to my original choice but.. is there a way to prevent/stop Microsoft Edge imposing its dictatorial interference and make sure EDGE remain inert in the background if not deleted altogether from my system? I truly would appreciate any suggestion. Thanks in advance.

    This original post asks how to prevent Edge from interfering with your browsing experience and "keep it inert".
    I posted exactly how to accomplish that request, at least for most versions of Windows 10.

    Now, I'm not certain what you're hoping to achieve. If different from what is written in your above post, perhaps you might care to clarify what you're actually looking to resolve.



    Rickerz said:
    OK, I already somehow , perhaps temporarily reverted the default to what I wanted to be, BUT I wanted to be sure I can get hold on what Jacee and you referred to as a "SETUP NOTIFICATION FOR EDGE"..

    Jacee is referencing the Edge notification menu and no, it will have zero effect on Windows 10 launching Edge whenever a link is clicked or a search from a context menu is requested. MS has embedded Edge into the OS, forget about trying to modify how Microsoft chooses to exploit its own products, that's a losing battle and a big waste of time that will inevitably end in disappointment.


    Rickerz said:
    No problem now! YES so far , I was able to twist EDGE's whim to be the default. I am simply concerned it might occur again!

    There's no "might" about it, Microsoft WILL promote their own products at every opportunity. After-all, we don't own the OS, it is leased from MS.


    Rickerz said:
    Thank you for the enlightenment. I am no fond of Cortana nor Foxana.. I found out AI to be..UH unhelpful , you ought to know that in all honesty!. That was not in anyway my prime concern, I tried to follow an advice to simply check in SYSTEM the EDGE Notification setup.."but noooo there is no such a thing :" as Steve Martin might say! Cheer man!


    I'm not exactly certain what you're trying to convey with the above other than my recommended solutions do not accomplish what you're looking for. Please clarify if your original post is not what you want.




    I'm trusting these pics are a response to Jacee's post concerning Edge notifications and they're just not located with your reply to her. If not, please explain.
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  2. Posts : 4,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #12

    OK I have edge on my system and I never see it (apart when and if I want to)

    I am a chrome user (I have multiple Android devices in addition to conventional Desktops and laptops, and the integration is seamless and does what I need.), if I wish to search for something on line I open Chrome (if it's an extremely rare occasion that it is not already open), and search for what I want. If I wish to search for an item on my file system I open Windows Explorer and search for what I want.

    Neither of these two options has ever opened Edge.

    If I were to use the universal search option on the taskbar this would invoke edge as that is what Microsoft has decided should happen - I have removed the icons from the start menu and and taskbar for Edge, the taskbar search box and Cortana are gone too - I never found them useful, Bing, still works, I could use if I wish from within any Browser I have, if I choose

    Now the actual functionality of the integrated Cortana and search functionality is still full working if I ever decided to use them, edge is still there and will work if I ever need it, But just as I have never attempted to unmake an omelette, I have not tried to remove edge integration from Windows 10 It's will degrade the operation of the OS at the minimum, and is more likely to crash the system.

    There is only one way to stop Edge , ignore it, I will not make it go away, but that is fine with me, If I allowed a visitor to use one of my systems they could use whichever browser they wish (OK They would have a separate user account that would automatically set up with Bing Cortana Etc, until I deleted the account later
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 10
       #13

    You'll have to rename the directory Edge is located in to really prevent it from being able to do anything.
    Here is the directory:
    %AppData%\Local\Packages

    Find Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Now rename it. This should prevent Edge from running and doing any of the annoying stuff it tends to do without your permission.

    You probably will have to kill the Edge process before being able to do this.
    To do that just press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open Task Manager and then find Microsoft Edge and kill it.

    Another way is to take ownership of the folder itself and then put the entire contents into read-only mode. By default users don't have that much control over Windows, even if they are Administrators.
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  4. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 (ver 1909)
    Thread Starter
       #14

    idgat said:
    Irrelevant. Whether or not that setting exists, the example image shown, and the options available, would not have removed/deleted/blocked/stopped/whatever Edge. They were just all "internal" settings for Edge to use.



    Yes, it will/may happen again. Whether it's Edge or any other aspect of Windows 10, it's not uncommon for an update to reset certain default settings - whether it's Edge as the default browser, or the customised colour of your mouse pointer, certain types of updates will change back to Windows defined default settings.
    Dos 3.2? seriously? not Dos 4.0?
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  5. Posts : 1,414
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    Rickerz said:
    Dos 3.2? seriously? not Dos 4.0?
    Not ready to update yet. There's been so much bad publicity about the update - changes settings, stops some hardware working, uninstalls some programs ..... (Sound familiar )
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  6. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 (ver 1909)
    Thread Starter
       #16

    idgat said:
    Not ready to update yet. There's been so much bad publicity about the update - changes settings, stops some hardware working, uninstalls some programs ..... (Sound familiar )
    I hear you, I've experienced so much of MS unprofessional limp updates to make me expect the worse with every update..no wonder windows 10 is/was Free..otherwise they could be facing endless legal repercussions.. there is always a reason for anything.
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  7. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #17

    HI,
    Only issue I've read about is favorites and stuff getting messed up
    Simple export to file and or import with another browser so it's backed up

    I don't go out of my way either to get rid of ie11/ edge or even the newer edge when or if it ever shows up and if I do get a popup message if I want to try it I'll just click no and delete what ever icon it adds to my desktop or taskbar.

    I've never liked edges or chrome's UI so doubt that will ever change.
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  8. Posts : 1
    Win10-2004
       #18

    Rickerz said:
    (( Windows 10 Ver. 10.017763 Build 17763))

    After the most recent update (June 6) the new EDGE Browser suddenly became my default Browser without my consent, I was able replacing my long time Firefox browser default, reverted to my original choice but.. is there a way to prevent/stop Microsoft Edge imposing its dictatorial interference and make sure EDGE remain inert in the background if not deleted altogether from my system? I truly would appreciate any suggestion. Thanks in advance.
    Having just tried to get this to work and failed like you:
    I looked through the "Choose Default applications by protocol" list and found one entry that let me change the default from Edge to Edge Deflector:
    MICROSOFT-EDGE
    URL:microsoft-edge

    and now my searches with Winkey open in Chrome with Google Search (I have Chrometana Pro installed also)
    HTH, Tim

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