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SearchWithMyBrowser

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Since April 28ᵗʰ 2016, Cortana opens searches only in Microsoft Edge to prevent users from using another search engine than Bing.
SearchWithMyBrowser is a little utility that associates itself with the microsoft-edge: protocol, used by Cortana to open Edge. After parsing the request to make sure it's a valid URL, it will redirect it to your default browser.

Installing the program

Click on this image to get it on the Microsoft Store:

Get it from Microsoft

You can also get a copy in the GitHub releases section.

Building the program

Note to users: It is not required to build the program anymore. See precedent section for installation instructions.

Optional dependencies:

  • Inno Setup Unicode - To build the installer.
  • Windows SDK, version 10.0.14393 or higher - To build the Store package.

If you decided to build the installer, make sure that ISCC.exe is in your path. If you decided to build the store package, make sure that makeappx.exe is in your path. See this article for instructions.

To build the whole project (including the installer and the store package), run the Make.cmd file at the root of the repository. You can also build subcomponents individually by running the Make.cmd file present in their folder.

Boring legal stuff

Copyright (C) 2017 Charles Milette

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see here.


All assets used, with exception of the GitHub shields and "Get it from Microsoft" badge, where designed by @dAKirby309.
For the latest version of the Windows Store edition's privacy policy, you can find it on my website: https://charlesmilette.net/swmb/privacy-policy