Windows 10 and 11 come with a web browser from Microsoft called Microsoft Edge web browser installed already. But many Windows users desire more than the stock web browser and choose to install other browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Vivaldi web browsers. These other web browsers offer faster operation, privacy, security and a load of other features. Besides other available web browsers on the internet are open-source and we know what is happening behind the scenes.
But this is where the Windows users run into a painful situation. Even after setting that third-party web browser as the default web browser on Windows 10 or Windows 11, when you click on any links on the Windows Settings interface, they are opened in the Microsoft Edge web browser. And we cannot even completely remove the Edge web browser from Windows.
Since Edge cannot be uninstalled, someone has created a tool called MSEdgeRedirect which can redirect all the Edge web browser commands to the default web browser. During the installation of MSEdgeRedirect, we can choose whether it is for use in the service mode or in the active mode.
In the service mode, we can install it without requiring any administrator user rights. It is less intrusive and is installed only for the single user (the one who is installing it). In the active mode, it is installed for all the Windows users, performs much better and supports a few more options.
During the installation we can also choose additional redirections. For example, we can choose to redirect Bing search to other search engines like Google, Bing images to other image search engines like Google Image search, MSN news to Google News, MS Weather to Weather.com, Edge PDF viewer to the default installed PDF reader, and more.
If you use a third-party web browser like Google Chrome and want to use it in all the possible situations, everywhere on Windows 10 and 11, then you should definitely install the MSEdgeRedirect tool.
You can download MSEdgeRedirect from https://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect.