1.    03 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro

    Edge is default but things open in IE


    Hi. I'm using W10 and have Edge as the default browser (I also use Chrome and Firefox). Some programs are automatically opening in Internet Explorer such as when I open Google+ photos or when software updates and shows what has changed on its website. Any ideas how to change this so it all opens up in Edge please? Many thanks.
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  2.    04 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,132
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, you might want to try the old control panel, Default Programs, Set your default programs, and set the program you're interested in to handle all possible file types and protocols.

    I found that for Firefox I had to do that as it then set it as default for some things using the Win 10 Settings screen clearly hadn't set it as default for.
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  3.    17 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Thanks. I believe you can't set Edge as the default for certain things so I've moved over to Chrome.
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  4.    17 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by sbetty View Post
    Thanks. I believe you can't set Edge as the default for certain things so I've moved over to Chrome.
    Sometimes it's not the browser's fault but how Web pages are coded/written. I have hit a few pages on Microsoft that wouldn't open in any browser but IE, some banks are doing the same.
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  5.    18 Oct 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    This is true, but if you look on the default setting page there aren't as many options for Edge as for IE, which means things just won't open in it...yet.
    Last edited by sbetty; 18 Oct 2015 at 11:09. Reason: typo
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  6.    18 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    How I done mine was Control Panel
    Program & Features
    Then go to Turn Window Features on or off
    Find IE11 and uncheck it
    That is how I got rid of mine and I get to photo and one drive etc
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