Windows asks default program even after being set: disable this?

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  1. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    Windows asks default program even after being set: disable this?


    So, when I set a default program in the Settings app and then open a file, Windows still asks which program I want to use. Admittedly, it does this only once per file type, but this is extremely annoying in a work environment where there are numerous computers.

    For example, I went into the Settings app and set the .AU3 file extension to be opened in a specific program. Then, I double-clicked an .AU3 file, and I got this window:

    Windows asks default program even after being set: disable this?-capture.png

    It has the correct default in the above image, but it asks if I want to "keep using this app." Why? Can I make this stop? It's annoying.
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  2. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #2

    First/final bump. Any ideas?
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #3

    Having a similar issue. Except for internet explorer being the default browser. I have it set as the default browser, but when clicking links from outlook, I get that message. Windows asks default program even after being set: disable this?-internet-explorer-windows-10.png
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  4. Posts : 486
    Windows 10x64 17713
       #4

    Check the "Always use this app" box at the bottom and you shouldn't see it again.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #5

    Sorry, that's the problem. I still see the message if I check the box. If I set it to chrome or edge, it actually remembers my choice.
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  6. Posts : 486
    Windows 10x64 17713
       #6

    Have you changed the defaults in the CP?
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #7

    cyberrufus said:
    Have you changed the defaults in the CP?
    Yes, and this is repeatable at least for me on 2 different windows 10 boxes.
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  8. Posts : 486
    Windows 10x64 17713
       #8

    Might want to browse the Microsoft/IE forum and see if it's a listed issue with a possible solution.
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  9. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I know that I can click the checkbox at the bottom.

    The problem is that I need this dialog box not to appear to begin with. When we deploy computers to users, we don't want them having to deal with this dialog box at all.
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  10. Posts : 147
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    For anyone who finds this thread: reportedly, the Group Policy option in this thread will fix it:

    New App Installed Notification - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I have not tested it yet, but another user said that the Group Policy portion indeed worked although the registry edit may not work (although I'm not 100% clear that the registry key doesn't work, as well).
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