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Don't like Microsoft Edge? Me neither. Redirect all Edge calls to your favorite browser!

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🎉 Version 1.3.0 is out. Check out the release notes here.


This application will modify the system. I won't be responsible for any damage you've done yourself trying to use this application.


GoAwayEdge is designed for those who, like me, aren’t fans of Microsoft Edge. If you find yourself constantly annoyed by Edge popping up unexpectedly, fear not! This clever utility redirects all Edge-related calls to your preferred browser, ensuring a seamless browsing experience.

Here are some key points about GoAwayEdge:

  • Purpose: The primary purpose of GoAwayEdge is to intercept any requests or actions that would normally trigger Microsoft Edge and reroute them to your favorite browser instead.
  • How It Works: GoAwayEdge interrupts the Edge process from launching by hooking via Image File Execution Options. It then reads the arguments, parses them and redirects them to your default browser.
  • Compatibility: It works on Windows 10 / 11 systems and provides a simple solution for those who want to avoid Edge altogether.

Feel free to explore the code, contribute, or simply enjoy a browser experience free from unexpected Edge encounters! 🚀

🤸 Installation methods

💿 1. Install normally

  1. Download the latest version from GitHub.
  2. Start the application.
  3. Accept the license.
  4. Customize GoAwayEdge as you like.
  5. Done!

🤫 2. Silent Installation

You can install GoAwayEdge silently by parsing the following arguments:

Switch Description
-s Silent installation
-se:<Engine> Specify the Search Engine: Google (default), Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Yandex, Ecisua, Ask, Quant, Perplexity
--url:<Url> Custom search query url (ex:


GoAwayEdge.exe -s -se:DuckDuckGo

🗑️ Remove GoAwayEdge

  1. Download the latest version from GitHub.
  2. Start the application.
  3. Click on Uninstall.
  4. Done!

You can also uninstall GoAwayEdge by parsing the following argument:

GoAwayEdge.exe -u

🖼️ Screenshot

GoAwayEdge Setup

🙏 Libraries

This project uses the following libraries:

🧾 License

GoAwayEdge is licensed under MIT. So you are allowed to use freely and modify the application. I will not be responsible for any outcome. Proceed with any action at your own risk.

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