Solved Change Browser

SilverSurf

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Hello All - I have Edge as the default browser and I don't like it. How do I go about installing a different browser with Google as the search engine? Is Internet Explorer still available?

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You really should include a TSG Sysinfo Utility report with every thread you start SilverSurf because we can't always remember all of the details of everyone's operating system.

download our free system info utility
 

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Go to Start > Settings > Apps > Default Apps and change the Web Browser to whatever is installed.

You will need to type Internet Explorer in the Search bar to pull up that program. Make sure you pin it to the taskbar also by right clicking on the IE icon on the bottom and choose Pin to Task Bar.
 

SilverSurf

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Hello Cookiegal - Sorry will include TSG info in the future.

Hello Couriant - thanks that worked.

Not sure if I should post the following given to me by a friend which enables you to use Edge with Google as your search engine. It worked fine for me.
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Go to the desktop and right click on an empty space, then select New - then select Create Shortcut from the menu.

To have Microsoft Edge open a blank page with Google as the search engine highlight the text below:-

%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c "start microsoft-edge:https://google.com"

Right click over the top of the text above and select Copy from the menu.

The Create Shortcut window will appear. Look for the heading which reads: "Type in the location of the item", right click into the input field, and select Paste from the dialogue menu. It should output what you highlighted in the above, then click Next.

Name the shortcut, Microsoft Edge, then click Finish.

Now it's time to change the icon for the shortcut as it will currently be showing either the Windows Explorer icon or the Command Prompt icon, To change the icon, highlight the text below:

%windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe

Right click over the top of the highlighted text above, then select Copy from the menu.

Now, go back to the desktop and look for the Microsoft Edge shortcut you just created. Right click over top of the shortcut, then select Properties.

The Properties window will appear. Go to the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change icon button.

The Change icons window will appear; at the top of the window you will have an input area. Right click into the input field (over top of the already-highlighted text), and select Paste from the dialogue menu.

Click the OK button; the Microsoft Edge icon should now appear in the Change icons window. Select the Edge icon, then press OK, then click Apply on the next window.
You should now have a shortcut to Microsoft Edge on the desktop.

Regards Silversurf
 

Couriant

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Sounds more clicks to me... if I wanted Edge to show Google Search I would change the option to open www.google.com as the start page in Settings:

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Unless I'm missing something?
 

SilverSurf

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Hello Couriant - you only have to do it once, then each time you open edge there's Google.
 

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SilverSurf, the same applies to what Couriant posted as is much easier. Browsers always have the option to open to the page you want. You just have to look for it in the settings. Once you set it then it's permanent unless you chanage it again.
 

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Hello Cookiegal - Can't disagree with what you say, the info from Couriant is much easier it's just I didn't know how to do it.
 

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