When I type zoom:meeting_id=823948290348 into Chrome's url bar, Chrome opens a popup saying "A website wants to open the Zoom application". I then click on the button saying "Open Zoom".

My question is though, I have multiple applications on my computer that can "open" this URI. How do I tell windows that I don't want to use Zoom but I want to use another application? Where does Chrome/Windows 10 store which protocols are associated with which applications?


I have managed to change on my computer the application that is used for Zoom by changing the registry command that launches it:

  • Run regedit
  • Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\zoommtg\shell\open\command
  • Double-click the (Default) key, save its current value as backup, and change the value to
    "C:\path\to\your\application.exe" "--url=%1"

Change the parameter of the above command to suite the application that you are calling.

(This works in my environment and for my browser. I have no idea if this will work for you.)


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