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Edgy about Windows 10 Edge!

By Garth Jones

I’m really starting to “dislike” the Windows 10 Edge browser. Recently I made the mistake of upgrading to Windows 10 during a busy week. As part of the process, Windows 10 overwrote a TON of my default settings and replaced them with Edge as the default program.

I first noticed that something wasn’t right when Edge would NOT allow me to login to a website. Seriously, this is an important function of a web browser! I tried to login to the same website with Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Yandex. The only browser with the issue was Edge, so I ended up resetting my default browser to IE. Hey, at least IE works!

Next, I needed to finish reviewing some comments within a PDF. Everything worked perfectly in the morning, but not after the Windows 10 upgrade! I found out that Edge doesn’t handle comments and I’m going to guess other Adobe Reader options.

I want to stop Edge from interfering in my life! I don’t know how to get rid of it completely, but here’s how you can reset the PDF Reader option.

Edge-Default Programs 

Open Cortana and type the first few characters of Default Programs, then select it.

Edge-Choose default apps by file type

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Choose default apps by file type.

Edge-Microsoft Edge

Once it has finished loading, locate the PDF file type and click on Microsoft Edge.

Edge-Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Change the default setting to whatever you like. In my case I changed it to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Now I can complete my work!

With that last step you are one step closer to getting rid Microsoft Edge as the default setting to everything!