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How to Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Apps for websites is a feature that uses web-to-app linking to associate an app with a website.

Apps for websites was first introduced in Windows 10 build 14342, but there were no apps available at the time that supported this.

Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, clicking links to websites that support web-to-app linking will now open that page in the respective app. You can now also turn on or off open sites in apps for Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the open sites in apps feature in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge using a REG file





Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge
To Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge.
2. Click/tap on the More button Name:  More.png
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3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button towards the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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4. Turn On (default) or Off Open sites in apps for what you want. (see screenshots below)
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While turned on, you can also click/tap on the Choose which sites open in apps button to turn on or off apps for websites.


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Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge
To Turn On or Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge using a REG file

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The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\AppLinks

Enabled DWORD

0= Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Open_sites_in_apps_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Open Sites in Apps for Microsoft Edge

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Open_sites_in_apps_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn