EdgeDeflector is a small helper application that intercepts URIs that force-open web links in Microsoft Edge and redirects it to the system’s default web browser. This allows you to use Windows features like the Cortana assistant and built-in help links with the browser of your choice instead of being forced to use Microsoft Edge. You’ll never see EdgeDeflector ever again after installing it. It does its thing transparently in the background and only runs when a link needs to be deflected away from Microsoft Edge.

Tags end-users windows
State stable

Recent Releases Sep 2021 15:45 minor feature: an where the app wouldn t launch when installed to a directory path containing a space. an where the app would be shown without an icon in some Windows dialogs. Updated to.NET Framework 4.8. Jun 2021 10:25 minor feature: Remove unused code. Jun 2021 04:05 minor feature: Resolved an where weather links on the task bar would not open. (New in Windows 10 21H1.). Apr 2021 12:05 minor feature: New post-installation greeting page helps user through manual installation steps. (Changes in Windows 10 prevents automation during installation.). Now installs per-user. (No longer requires administrative permissions to install.). Resolved that caused anti-virus programs to consider the installer and program suspicious. Resolved potential localization. Nov 2017 03:15 minor feature: Resolved an where Continue on PC links wouldn?t open. Resolved an where searches for domain names wouldn?t open. Nov 2017 03:15 minor feature: Resolve an with URL percent-encoding. Jul 2017 03:15 minor feature: Added support for the new link format used in Cortana after Windows 10 build 16241. (Thanks to first-time contributor Mark Young.). Resolved a crash when opened with some unexpected malformed or empty URIs. Apr 2017 20:41 minor bugfix: Bug fix.