Windows 10: How stop Cortana opening Edge

Discus and support How stop Cortana opening Edge in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I thought I just read this recently? I looked but no luck. I have Google Chrome as my default browser. However, when I do a search using Cortana,... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Jeddie, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Jeddie Win User

    How stop Cortana opening Edge


    I thought I just read this recently? I looked but no luck.

    I have Google Chrome as my default browser.

    However, when I do a search using Cortana, and click one of the web results, it will open my Edge Browser?

    How do I get Cortana to open web results using google chrome?

    :)
     
    Jeddie, Jan 16, 2017
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  2. Wink_182 Win User

    Cortana and Microsoft Edge

    When I ask Cortana something, it always opens Microsoft Edge. eg. I'll ask "Hey Cortana, play music" or a certain song it looks it up in Bing instead. Everything I ask it, it takes me to Microsoft Edge. How do I stop it doing that? Can I stop it doing
    that? It's really annoying.
     
    Wink_182, Jan 16, 2017
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  3. search engine

    my cortana opens internet explorer in the place of Edge how can I change Edge as my default browser in cortana?
     
    Benny AJoseph, Jan 16, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    How stop Cortana opening Edge

    dalchina, Jan 16, 2017
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  5. I don't want to use Edge, and has Chrome set as my default browser, but Cortana and the Start Menu always opens Edge now (Feb. 2017) even when just typing in links, making their argument about not being able to use other browsers than Edge not really worth a damn.

    I developed this utility which detects web pages being opened in Edge, and then automatically closes it and opens the links in your default browser instead.

    I cannot post exe files here, so you have to compile it yourself. Any developers wanting to build on this are welcome to use it for whatever you may want.

    [C++] v1.0 - Pastebin.com

    Compile with:
    cl.exe /EHsc /W3 /O2 /D "NDEBUG" /D "_WINDOWS" /D "_UNICODE" /D "UNICODE" /MD .cpp user32.lib advapi32.lib oleaut32.lib ole32.lib shell32.lib

    (I use Visual Studio 2015 community edition)
     
    EdgeCloser, Feb 6, 2017
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Hi, I believe you could post your exe file if you zipped it.
     
    dalchina, Feb 6, 2017
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  7. Ok. I'll try to post it here. Just want to inform you the app has no GUI currently, so if you want to stop it you need to kill the process in Task Manager or reboot your computer.

    The program checks your default browser setting, and if you have in fact selected Edge as your default browser, then it doesn't do anything. I use Google Chrome, so in my case it closes any opened Edge windows it can find and opens the links in Chrome instead.

    For myself, I wouldn't trust any random exe I found on a web forum, so if you are worried about viruses and things like that you always have the option to inspect the C++ source code posted above and compile the thing yourself.
     
    EdgeCloser, Apr 5, 2018
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