Windows 10: Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings

Discus and support Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I'm not even close to being ready for MS Edge. Problem is I can't set IE11 as the default in settings because it is not an option when I click on Web... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by capri3156, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. capri3156 Win User

    Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings


    I'm not even close to being ready for MS Edge. Problem is I can't set IE11 as the default in settings because it is not an option when I click on Web Browser in Settings. For what it's worth, Edge isn't listed either. Links in MS Outlook revert to Edge

    :)
     
    capri3156, Apr 1, 2016
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  2. Can't enable IE 11 and disable Microsoft Edge

    You can't disable Edge. Just make IE the default browser.

    How to find Internet Explorer (IE) on Windows 10

    How to find Internet Explorer (IE) on Windows 10

    To make IE11 the default browser in Wi10: Control Panel | Default Programs | Set your Default Programs. Select Internet Explorer 11.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Apr 1, 2016
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  3. Yahoo Search Keeps "Hi-Jacking" my IE11 Browser

    To Whom It May Concern;

    Yahoo Search Keeps "Hi-Jacking" my IE11 Browser!

    No matter what I do, even after I set my Homepage to MSN

    and attempt to Set my Search Provider to Bing as my DEFAULT Search Provider!

    Whenever I (Cold), Restart my, Computer and Open the IE11 Browser in Win10 Pro 64 ,the DEFAULT set, Bing Search Provider is GONE, and an UNNAMED, DEFAULT Set Search Provider is in it's place. Hi-Jacking my Browser to YAHOO, which I NEVER USE! I have noticed
    that every time that I attempt to Set my IE11 Search Provider to BING, as DEFAULT, I never get any Confirmation that it was Successful. Instead the EDGE Browser Opens up Instead! Please Help!
     
    j80r59mm95r08j, Apr 1, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings

    Do it the old fashioned way..................

    Right click at Start button > Control panel > top right, click View by : > select either large or small > Default Programs > Set you default programs > wait for loading > left side, locate Internet Explorer > click it > right side, click set this program as default > click OK when done.
     
    davidhk, Apr 1, 2016
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  5. davidhk Win User
    You are welcome.
     
    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  6. OR just download a better broser than both of them !*really
     
    blutos cousin, Apr 2, 2016
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  7. Berton Win User
    But I have run into issues when trying to access some Microsoft sites/pages using the "better browser" so I have to keep IE, not too impressed by Edge.
     
    Berton, Apr 2, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    Can't Set IE11 as Default Browser in Settings

    This thread is about the OP asking how to set IE11 as default.

    Let's not start another one of those long-winded never ending so-called " discussions", if you don't mind.
    Should you people be interested in opening a debate of "IE11 vs other browsers", please kindly start a new thread.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  9. Seems like you may have missed the intended humor..... OTOH I can see your point some of these simple questions turn into never ending browser bashing and legitimately some browsers work better at specific things ,formats or web pages than others .

    IE 11 & Edge come to mind on some videos they play better where other browsers wont load them or play them well and also wont play 1080p Netflix like Edge and IE can peace *Biggrin
     
    blutos cousin, Apr 2, 2016
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  10. I get it ...legitimately there are some web pages and videos the Microsoft siblings load others wont load and or they play videos better on certain sites and pages and not infrequently on some major web sites and more lately I use Edge when that happens it seems to do video well.

    I cant offer solutions beyond control panel >default apps or same thing in settings > system> >apps >default apps but in any event one or the other worked for the OP so the outcome was fine *really
     
    blutos cousin, Apr 5, 2018
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