A Tool to Redirect News, Search, Widgets, Weather, and More to Your Default Browser
This tool filters and passes the command line arguments of Microsoft Edge processes into your default browser instead of hooking into the
microsoft-edge: handler, this should provide resiliency against future changes. Additionally, an Image File Execution Options mode is available to operate similarly to the Old EdgeDeflector. Additional modes are planned for future versions.
No Default App walkthrough or other steps, just set and forget.
⚠️PLEASE NOTE: MSEdgeRedirect is still BETA. Changes are to be expected, and performance to be improved.
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|Download Stable (GitHub)||Download Testing (GitHub)|
- Download and run "AutoIt Full Installation" from official website.
- Get the source code either by downloading zip or do
git clone https://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect.
- Right click on
MSEdgeRedirect.au3in the MSEdgeRedirect directory and select "Compile Script (x64) (or x86 if you have 32 bit Windows install).
- This will create MSEdgeRedirect.exe in the same directory.
|OS||Windows 8.1||Latest Windows 11 Build|
|CPU||32-bit Single Core||64-bit Dual Core or Higher|
|RAM (Memory)||40MB Free||100MB Free|
|Disk (Storage)||5MB Free||100MB Free|
See CONTRIBUTING.md for rules of coding and pull requests.
MSEdgeRedirect is free and open source software, it is using the LGPL-3.0 license.
See LICENSE for the full license text.
MSEdgeRedirect isn't listed in the "How do you want to open this?" Menu?
Select the Featured Microsoft Edge. MSEdgeRedirect will still properly function.
Will MSEdgeRedirect work with Edge uninstalled?
MSEdgeRedirect is compatible with @AveYo's Edge Removal as it retains a needed component. If Edge was removed using another method, reinstall Edge Stable, then run AveYo's tool. After AveYo's Edge Removal has been run, simply install MSEdgeRedirect and it will be detected automatically.
It isn’t working for me?
microsoft-edge:https://google.com using the
R keys. If that is not properly redirected, file a bug report!
Will searches inside <app name here> still use Bing?
MSEdgeRedirect only redirects links that attempt to open in MS Edge. It will not affect results generated within other applications.
Can you change Bing results to Google Results?
Yes, as of 0.5.0.0, you can select One of 8 available Search Engines, or set your own!
How do I uninstall?
|Regular Install||Corrupted Install|
|Use Programs and Features||Cleanup Tool|