New Update MSEdgeRedirect (beta) - Redirect News, Search and Widgets to your Default Browser


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Jan 8, 2011
A Tool to Redirect News, Search, Widgets, Weather, and More to Your Default Browser

This tool filters and passes the command line arguments of Microsoft Edge processes into your default browser instead of hooking into the microsoft-edge: handler, this should provide resiliency against future changes. Additionally, an Image File Execution Options mode is available to operate similarly to the Old EdgeDeflector. Additional modes are planned for future versions.

No Default App walkthrough or other steps, just set and forget.

Upcoming Roadmap​ (US 2024 Tax Season):
  • UI Overhaul (Metro UI)
  • Code Refactor/Rewrite (In Progress)
  • Per User Active Mode Option (In Progress)
  • Version Release
  • Installer and Updater Logic Overhaul (In Progress)
  • Wiki and other documentation updated
  • Service Mode Quality of Life Improvements (Completed) (Probably the next day due to bugs):
  • Bug fixes

Changelog for Release - Discover and Hotfixes · rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect comes with the following changes:​

  • Adds MSN Discover / "See More" Redirections
  • Improves MS Edge Settings Query Validation Check
  • Fixes Swapped Geo Values for HKEY_CURRENT_USER (Fixes Explorer crash loop)
  • Fixes Windows Settings not being able to query MS Edge Settings
  • Changes Settings Saving Failures to Log to Install Log instead of AppFailure Log
  • Changes Install File Copy / Shortcut Failures to Log to Install Log instead of AppFailure Log
  • Fixes Edge Case in Europe Mode in which Saving without Setting an EU country sets the Country to Empty

Known issues:​

  • Winget/Chocolately may fail to install MSER
  • MSER may not redirect if Edge is uninstalled for some users - #345
  • MSER may open Windows System for Android for some users - #301
  • MSER may not handle links from MS Teams properly for some users - #331

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