Windows 10: Win 10 Keeps changing the default Browser back to IE / Edge

Discus and support Win 10 Keeps changing the default Browser back to IE / Edge in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; All- I change the default browser back to Chrome at least 3 times a week. I seems like everytime someone sends me a URL in a MS app (Skype for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Chris Hackett99, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Chris Hackett99 Win User

    Win 10 Keeps changing the default Browser back to IE / Edge


    All-


    I change the default browser back to Chrome at least 3 times a week. I seems like everytime someone sends me a URL in a MS app (Skype for Business, Outlook, etc) .. and I click that link 1) The URL opens in IE or Edge .. and 2) It changes my default browser back to edge / IE.


    How can I change the behavior so that links in ALL apps open in Chrome and that no other MS apps are constantly changing my default browser? It's driving me nuts.


    Chris

    :)
     
    Chris Hackett99, Oct 11, 2018
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  2. Erika Aro Win User

    Default Browser Keeps Changing to Edge

    There are three other ways to set your default program. In Default apps, navigate the page to find the following:

    • Choose default apps by file type
    • Choose default apps by protocol
    • Set defaults by app

    To manually change your default browser, follow these steps:

    • Set your preferred default browser to skip Choose default apps by file type. Click
      Choose default apps by protocol then look for HTTP and HTTPS. Change them to your preferred browser.
    • After that, click Set defaults by app and wait for the new windows to load. Search your preferred browser and click it. Select
      Set this program as default and press OK.
    • Close all your browsers and check if it still asks you to set your browser.

    Let us know how it goes after doing the troubleshooting steps.
     
    Erika Aro, Oct 11, 2018
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  3. Ann McNew Win User
    Default Browser Keeps Changing to Edge

    Yes, just to confirm again, when I open FireFox before opening any other link/program/app - I get the pop-up to make FireFox my default browser and I check the box and confirm. If I also complete all of Erika's suggestions:

    • Choose default apps by file type
    • Choose default apps by protocol
    • Set defaults by app
    Then for THAT session, everything works ok. But when I shutdown and restart, it all reverts to Edge - the default browser and all my selections for default app by file type, default app by protocol and defaults by app..

    If I ONLY open FireFox before opening any other link/program/app and make it my default browser, but then click on a link within an Outlook mail - the link will open in Edge.

    What confuses me about Erika's sentence: "Set your preferred default browser to skip
    Choose default apps by file type." is the part about 'set your preferred default browser to skip' is this a setting within FireFox after making it my default browser? Because I am changing default apps by file type on the Windows Settings
    page and choosing http and https to be connected to FireFox instead of Edge.

    Regardless, any changes that I make are changed back to Edge after a shutdown or restart and I am completely frustrated by having to reset everything each time I start my computer.
     
    Ann McNew, Oct 11, 2018
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  4. AthenaWins Win User

    Win 10 Keeps changing the default Browser back to IE / Edge

    Default Browser Keeps Changing to Edge

    Not to sound rude, but I obviously understand how to change my default browser. I have had to do it about 30 times since Windows 10 launched. The problem is that it continues to change back to Edge without me asking it to or giving it permission. I don't care
    if it's "recommended." It is simply not the app I prefer to use. I want to make it stop changing my settings.
     
    AthenaWins, Oct 11, 2018
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