On the Windows 10 lock screen, set to Windows Spotlight, there are "text box" links that will give you more information about the image once you sign in. These links automatically launch Microsoft Edge rather than my default browser - Chrome. I have searched everywhere for a solution to this with no success.

I have already set Chrome as default and associated every file type Chrome can open but still opens Edge. If I go to the file/protocol associations for Edge, everything is unchecked except for URL: Microsoft Edge and URL: read. It won't let me uncheck these protocols although I have no idea if these are the culprit.

If I go to "Choose default apps by protocol", I cannot choose apps installed on my computer, but only choices are the current default app or Look for an app in the store.


Down load the Chrometana Pro Extention from google chrome and it will give you the instructions to download edge deflector from GitHub and this will do what you want

  • Perhaps you should have tested this yourself before providing an answer. This just keeps edge from opening when clicking the link on the lockscreen. it doesn't open chrome instead. – Chris L Feb 18 '20 at 16:18
  • After installing the app, use Win-R to run something like microsoft-edge:https:google.com so that you get the prompt to pick an app for the microsoft-edge protocol. After I did that once now the lock screen links open in Chrome. I suspect before you do this step, the lock screen cannot show the app choice dialog so nothing opens like @ChrisL saw. – Integrator Jul 17 '20 at 4:55

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