Disable Microsoft Edge

djchapple

Extraordinary Member
I am really fed up with Microsoft Edge popping up all the time especially when I am trying to display pdfs.

I have tried to disable it by changing the name of the Edge file in SystemApps but I always get the same error message - a file in the folder is open in another app.

I loathe and detest Edge - how can I disable it?

My Lenovo AIO is running a fully up to date version of Windows 10 Pro
 

djchapple

Extraordinary Member
I did not explains myself too well. The problem usually arises when I use the search box (on taskbar) to find information about the computer or Windows 10. The result is that all webpages, pdfs etc are opened in Edge even though Google is set as the default browser and Adobe Reader as the default for pdfs. I am really fed up and want to be totally shot of Edge
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Unfortunately there is no built-in way to change that. Cortana will only use bing and Edge
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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There is no official way to disable it and disabling Cortana will break Windows search
 

davehc

Essential Member
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" The result is that all webpages, pdfs etc are opened in Edge even though Google is set as the default browser"
Google so not a browser
 

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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Theres a thing called edge deflector which will do as the op requires
 

nmsuk

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