Windows 10: Disable Edge AutoStart with SignIn

  1.    18 Apr 2017 #1

    Disable Edge AutoStart with SignIn


    After receiving updates now Edge initializes every time I sign in. Is there a way to disable this from happening?

    Thanks in advance!

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       18 Apr 2017 #2

    Hello tma, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Do you mean the Windows Welcome Experience like in the tutorial below?

    Turn On or Off Windows Welcome Experience in Windows 10 - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  3.    18 Apr 2017 #3

    Greetings Brink,

    Thank you for your reply and welcome!

    No, Edge launches with a Bing search result that points to a White Sands National Park. My default search engine is FireFox. Strangely if I start Edge from the task bar it comes up differently. It seems as if it is promotion driven for White Sands.

    I ran Malaware Bytes to no avail.

    This seemed to start happening after my last MS update.

    Thanks again!
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  4.    18 Apr 2017 #4

    "Edge launches with a Bing search result that points to a White Sands National Park. My default search engine is FireFox. "

    Your default BROWSER may be Firefox but you select the default SEARCH Engine from within the browser. That Bing Search start page for Edge happens when you installed something, like Skype update, and did not in-check the make Bing my search engine box or make Edge my default browser or accept MS recommended defaults.

    First, reset, if needed, your default browser. Open Action Center\ All settings\ Default apps and check what is your default browser. If not Firefox, r-click and make it so. Next, in Firefox, in the search box to L, there's a drop down menu arrow. Click it and choose your preferred Search provider there. Lastly, open Edge from taskbar, click the menu (3 lines upper R corner) then Settings at bottom. Check that "Open Microsoft Edge with" is the page you want it to start on. Done.
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  5.    18 Apr 2017 #5

    Greetings Mr.Geek,

    Thanks for your response! I went through your recommended procedure and confirmed FireFox remains as my default browser and confirmed my desired search engine.

    But my problem is that Edge is popping up every time I click the SIGH-IN widget that appears after my computer monitor wakes up. How do I prevent Edge from launching when I simply click to log back in to Windows 10? I do not wish to have a browser pop up for no reason when I click on the sign in widget.

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