Windows 10: Search opens Edge despite default browser not being Edge.

Discus and support Search opens Edge despite default browser not being Edge. in Cortana to solve the problem; If I click the Start button on my keyboard and start typing, the start menu is eventually going to show me a "Best Match". If I click the "Best Match"... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by tswaters, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. tswaters Win User

    Search opens Edge despite default browser not being Edge.


    If I click the Start button on my keyboard and start typing, the start menu is eventually going to show me a "Best Match". If I click the "Best Match" when it's a website, Edge will start, loading Bing results for whatever I've entered as a search term.


    Three things wrong with this picture, that I've ordered, descending, by annoyance levels:


    - This can't be disabled completely. I don't want so send my entered keyboard terms over the wire to a 3rd party search.


    - Opens in Edge, despite a different browser being listed as by Default Web Browser.


    - Loads Bing search results. No way to customize which search engine is used.


    Ideally I'd like to disable this completely, but there doesn't seem to be an settings page for "Cortana and Search" any more. before, it would let you turn that off and only search local files. Barring that, having the resulting website open in my browser of choice should be possible.... and, even if windows stubbornly decides to open Edge it not being my default browser, I should surely be able to set where the search engine goes.... no dice.


    I've seen a lot of topics tied to this, each with links to registry hacks to get it to work right from Independent Advisors. I'm sure with enough effort and hacking the registry I can get it to work how I want as it were - not at all -- For the love of pete, could we just make the UI intuitive and give the user some options to control how their operating system functions? It's not asking the world here.

    :)
     
    tswaters, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. changing default search engine to google from Bing in IE Edge

    To change the default search engine on Windows Edge.

    Step One: Open Microsoft Edge

    Step Two: type in the search engine into the browser address such as (www.google.com)

    Step Three: Click on the three dots top right below the x (close button)

    Step Four: Click on settings

    Step Five: Scroll and click on Advance Settings

    Step Six: Scroll to Search in the address bar with click within the box

    Step Seven: Click on Add NEw

    Step Eight: Your search engine should be listed Click on it

    Final Step: select your choice of:

    Add as default

    Add
     
    Rico Novice, Jan 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Cecil_IL Win User
    changing default search engine to google from Bing in IE Edge

    To change the default search engine on Windows Edge.

    Step One: Open Microsoft Edge

    Step Two: type in the search engine into the browser address such as (www.google.com)

    Step Three: Click on the three dots top right below the x (close button)

    Step Four: Click on settings

    Step Five: Scroll and click on Advance Settings

    Step Six: Scroll to Search in the address bar with click within the box

    Step Seven: Click on Add NEw

    Step Eight: Your search engine should be listed Click on it

    Final Step: select your choice of:

    Add as default

    Add

    Tried this 26 Nov 2015 to make Google.com my search engine and received report "Couldn't add this provider"
     
    Cecil_IL, Jan 14, 2020
    #3
  4. Search opens Edge despite default browser not being Edge.

    changing default search engine to google from Bing in IE Edge

    To change the default search engine on Windows Edge.

    Step One: Open Microsoft Edge

    Step Two: type in the search engine into the browser address such as (www.google.com)

    Step Three: Click on the three dots top right below the x (close button)

    Step Four: Click on settings

    Step Five: Scroll and click on Advance Settings

    Step Six: Scroll to Search in the address bar with click within the box

    Step Seven: Click on Add NEw

    Step Eight: Your search engine should be listed Click on it

    Final Step: select your choice of:

    Add as default

    Add
     
    Rico Novice, Jan 14, 2020
    #4
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