Re: Non use of default browser but uses microsoft browser
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Superficially, Derek did have Google Chrome set as the Windows default browser according to the settings.
But if you read the thread, Microsoft had sneakily set the Edge as the app for the .html file type as an exception.
When that was reset all was well.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Neil Grantham via groups.io
Sent: 11 January 2022 18:37
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Non use of default browser but uses microsoft browser
It was just an observation.
Unless you change your default browser as Mike directed you, this will always happen, as there is a big difference between 'preferred' and 'default'
The former is what you choose to browse with and the latter what will open from plugins, links etc. as that's what Windows knows to use until you change it.
Your annoyance would be compounded if you worked for the NHS as many online applications they use are coded to work with Edge, so the option to change default is disabled!!
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From: Derek Kain
What was annoying me was that I had Google Chrome open as usual along with Family History and FindMyPast open in chrome.
Then I ran a plugin which decided to use Edge. Meaning I now have two browsers open and have to jump between the two.
It may not have annoyed you but it does me when it is doing it with other plugins and other programs.
I'm not interested in whether they both use the same browser code, just the annoyance of Microsoft Edge sticking its nose in when I never asked it to.
But it has now got sorted out and I'm happy.