Windows 10: Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults)

Discus and support Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults) in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I want defaults: browser - Firefox, PDF - Adobe. Both open with Edge by default. Set the default apps - Win 10 reverted to Edge a week later.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by almot09, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. almot09 Win User

    Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults)

    I want defaults: browser - Firefox, PDF - Adobe. Both open with Edge by default.

    Set the default apps - Win 10 reverted to Edge a week later. Repeated several times with the same result. Same "forceful" return to MS defaults for videos (I have VLC), pictures (I have Office 10 Picture Manager bootstrapped to Office 13), and few other things that Win 10 have apps for.

    I killed the Edge - stopped it from running as described here: How to remove Microsoft Edge on a Windows computer. A week or two everything was fine, and now MS displays a warning "File not found" (or Can't open the file - don't remember). It does this for offline HTML files, online and offline PDF.

    Repeat "Open with -> Another App -> Firefox (or Adobe, VLC, etc) - good for another few weeks, then MS defaults are back again, probably after some upgrades. This is so annoying, lame, improper.

    almot09, Aug 25, 2017

  2. Is there a way of gettting rid of the beeping while recording conversation?

    There is no said option under the call settings.

    But if thats reasons why it has a beep timer then that's fine but why make a record function in the first place?

    Message Edited by jaaay on 24-Sep-2008 06:02 PM
    jaaay---01, Aug 25, 2017
  3. kraemder Win User
    Is there a way of gettting rid of the beeping while recording conversation?

    From what I can tell call recording is allowed in the United States anyway. Obviously Nokia has customers throughout the world but I wouldn't just assume that this is illegal without checking. I'm in Arizona so it looks like I'm perfectly ok to record
    any conversation in which I'm a participant.


    The U.S. federal law allows recording of phone calls and other electronic communications with the consent of at least one party to the call. A majority of the states and territories have adopted wiretapping statutes based on the federal law, although most have
    also extended the law to cover in-person conversations. 38 states and the D.C. permit recording telephone conversations to which they are a party without informing the other parties that they are doing so.

    12 states require, under most circumstances, the consent of all parties to a conversation. Those jurisdictions are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington.

    It is illegal under all jurisdictions to record calls in which one is not a party.

    A complete state-by-state set of regulations regarding telephone call recording may be obtained in the following report published by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:
    kraemder, Aug 25, 2017
  4. spunk Win User

    Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults)

    Go to Settings/Apps/Default Apps here you can choose Default Apps, by file type or by protocol etc.
    spunk, Aug 25, 2017
  5. almot09 Win User
    Spunk - I have set the defaults that I wanted. Many times. It reverts to Win 10 defaults again.
    almot09, Aug 25, 2017
  6. I've had that happen with the early builds of Windows 10. Windows update was what I suspected was doing it. Hasn't happened recently though. Not for a long time actually. My alternate selections are Microsoft products though. IE instead of Edge, Windows Media Player instead of Groove etc. I'd hate to think its happening just because your using third party replacements. Are you maybe running any clean up, backup software that may be doing it? Just a wild guess.
    alphanumeric, Aug 25, 2017
  7. almot09 Win User
    No unusual cleaners/backups. Bitdefender for 24 hrs protection (more efficient than Win10 Defender). I doubt it does this.

    My alternate selection for pictures is actually MS product - Office 10 Picture Manager, they removed it from Office 13 for some reason but there is MS add-on to re-install it. And it still reverts to Win 10 imaging app - though not as often as it does for browser, videos and PDF where my defaults are 3-rd party.
    almot09, Aug 25, 2017
  8. Bree New Member

    Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults)

    Are you seeing notifications that 'an app default was reset'? This is usually caused by older apps that use deprecated methods of setting or checking their defaults. Older versions of Infranview have been known to cause this, for example. See my answer in a previous thread on the subject...

    How to force Win 10 to stick to the apps I choose for whatever file ty
  9. almot09 Win User
    Don't remember seeing notifications that default app was reset. I'm trying to read all the notifications when they pop up *Smile... Will keep an eye on it.
    I don't have Irfanview, and very few apps are older than 2015. Will check it, thanks.
    Pics are handled by Office 2010 - because they removed Picture Manager from Office 2013. Well, Office is their product...
    almot09, Aug 26, 2017
  10. Bree New Member
    If it is this problem that's resetting your defaults, it's not straight forward to identify the culprit. Just opening the 'problem' app may not trigger the reset. One thing that often seems to trigger an 'app default reset' is using 'File Open...' in the incompatible app. It would seem that to open files some apps first check to see what file types they are set as 'default' for - something to keep the other eye on *Smile
  11. almot09 Win User
    Opening a file (in incompatible app) is a conscious action, I would've noticed. Besides, why would I intentionally open a file not by usual left-click, but through the right-click menu "open with", and choose an app that I don't normally use?

    2 things I suspect are triggering it:
    1) Opening attached picture files in MS Outlook - this is when file would suddenly open in a different viewer, not Adobe or MS Office 10. Sometimes not even "attached" - people send files from smartphones and it arrives kind of "embedded" into the message body, but it is a picture that can be copy-pasted.
    2) Occasional use of my old scanner HP Scanjet G3010 with driver of 2006. Once I even had to install Irfanview when original driver stopped working, but then MS or HP have fixed something, and it works under Win 10. Well, driver is not really an "app", this is where my knowledge ends.
    almot09, Aug 26, 2017
  12. Bree New Member
    You may be confusing cause and effect there. I suspect the defaults may have been reset quite some time earlier, that would just have been the first time you saw the effect.

    Ah-ha! I did tell you that older versions of Infranview (OK, I may have problems spelling it *Smile) were known to cause this problem, it's not still installed is it? If so, it's also known that this fault was fixed for recent versions. Update or uninstall if it's still lurking on your system.

    I don't use it myself, but this user does, and updating their version cured all their defaults resetting...
    Setting up Windows 10 Pro
  13. almot09 Win User

    Gettting rid of Edge (and other unwanted defaults)

    I think on this machine I never had Irfan - this was on the previous machine. Revo Uninstaller is good at finding leftovers, and it doesn't see it.

    Oddly, when I typed "Irfanview" in Start Menu Search, a folder popped up - Vuescan 2014, with files vuescan.ini and vuescan.log - leftovers after I tried Vuescan driver to revive the HP scanner. And.... Revo couldn't find it.

    Could be this, and could be something else. Will see.
    Backup utility "Second Copy 8" might be causing problems - works with Win 10 but it is at least 2 years old. I like it, wouldn't want to replace, and Second Copy 9 is not free.
    almot09, Apr 5, 2018

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