Google Chrome NOT Really Default Browser.


  1. Posts : 16,024
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    Google Chrome NOT Really Default Browser.


    I have Google Chrome set as my Default Browser.

    However, if I goto Control Panel => Security and Maintenance => Change Security and Maintenance Settings, and click the How does Security and Maintenance check for problems? link, Microsoft Edge opens.



    Has it got ANYTHING to do with Cortana which I have Disabled?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 7,457
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #2

    The said link behaves exactly the same at my end.
    I cannot find Cortana.
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  3. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #3

    No. It's to do with protocols. I use Edge deflector and that link opens in my default browser. (Firefox)

    Releases . da2x/EdgeDeflector . GitHub

    How to:

    EdgeDeflector gets Windows 10 to respect your default browser setting
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  4. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #4

    Fyi:

    Google Chrome NOT Really Default Browser.-edge-deflector.jpg
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  5. Posts : 16,024
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks @Callender,

    Callender said:
    No. It's to do with protocols. I use Edge deflector and that link opens in my default browser. (Firefox)

    Releases . da2x/EdgeDeflector . GitHub

    How to:

    EdgeDeflector gets Windows 10 to respect your default browser setting
    Callender said:
    Fyi:

    Google Chrome NOT Really Default Browser.-edge-deflector.jpg
    I will check that out this evening.
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello @Callender,

    I tried that out, and if I goto Control Panel => Security and Maintenance => Change Security and Maintenance Settings, and click the How does Security and Maintenance check for problems? link, Microsoft Edge STILL opens.
    Thanks anyway.
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  7. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #7

    I don't know if it makes a difference but I'm still using version 1.1.3.0

    Also if it is somehow related to Cortana then I have never enabled it.

    Google Chrome NOT Really Default Browser.-tweak.jpg
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  8. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #8

    Video: Expires in 48 hours. Click file name to play in browser. Only the first file. If somehow anyone else added files then they're not mine. Also it shows what happens if I click help button in File Explorer.

    https://volafile.org/r/1rruu5xmw
    Last edited by Callender; 28 Apr 2021 at 17:20. Reason: layout
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  9. Posts : 16,024
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Hello @Callender,

    This morning I thought I would have another go. I uninstalled EdgeDeflector and then reinstalled it. I set it as the Default and tried again, and believe it or NOT, it WORKED!

    It might just have been a dodgy download yesterday, but OK today.

    You have got to love computers.

    Thank you.
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