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dtan

the bad news is EdgeDeflector also does not work on Win10 as well

Yes, it also affects Windows 10 now. I wasn’t sure if Microsoft would backport the change to Windows 10 or now when I wrote the article.

JCTS

Yes this is bad. Now do Google.

"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated", said The Edge.

RedyAu

Luckily MSEdgeRedirect does the job just fine – albeit by running a service in the background, or listening for MSEdge launches. Not so clean, but since it's FOSS, I don't think it's much to worry about.

https://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect

> Luckily MSEdgeRedirect does the job just fine

I’ve looked at it and other alternatives, and I decided to not use any of them. They’re all brittle hacks that waste resources.

I decided to leave Windows 11 behind and move back to Linux.

Nyla Smokeyface

God that's so scummy of Microsoft. I noticed EdgeDeflector suddenly didn't work in Windows 10 and I'm surprised nobody seems to be talking about the recent change that blocks it. They really keep on digging this hole.

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