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Run Microsoft Edge On Mac

12/27/2021

Back at Build 2019, Microsoft announced IE Mode for Microsoft Edge users which allowed them to open websites in Internet Explorer. While it’s hard to imagine using Internet Explorer in 2019, there are still legacy websites which require Internet Explorer to run. The feature was aimed at Enterprise users who were using Internet Explorer separately to use legacy websites.

If you’re someone who uses Internet Explorer then you can follow the steps below to enable IE Mode in Microsoft Edge and save yourself some trouble.

Jan 30, 2020  Microsoft recently launched its Chromium-based Edge browser on macOS. That was exciting news, because in a world where it’s hard to compete against the absolute behemoth that Chrome is, and thanks to the fact that most developers code websites to a browser and that browser is often Chrome, it’s difficult to use a browser that’s, well, not Chrome. Jan 08, 2016  It’s also one of the universal apps shown in the Start from the Start menu as well. But, it also can be fired up from the classic Run command box or the Command Prompt window. To launch Edge from Run command, press Win + R, type in microsoft-edge: and then press Enter.

  • Head to edge://flags and look for “Enable IE Integration” flag. Now click on the drop-box and select IE Mode and relaunch the browser to save changes.
  • Now right-click on Edge shortcut and click on Properties. Now add:

    (without quote) to the end of Target field. The target field should now look something like:

  • Now click Apply and Ok. Click on continue if you’re prompted with a UAC asking for permission.

This should enable IE Mode on Edge. Once done, you will need to follow the steps below to visit websites in IE Mode. Make sure you are using the same shortcut which you just modified.

  • Open a new website in Microsoft Edge.
  • Now click on the three dots in the top right corner (…) and select More Tools>Open sites in Internet Explorer mode.

This should enable IE Mode for all the websites in the active tab. You will, however, see a notification stating that you’re using an unsupported command-line flag. You can safely ignore it but it will show up on every launch.

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This article explains how you can set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on Windows and macOS.

Note

This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 77 or later on Windows 8 and Windows 10. For Windows 7 and macOS, see the Set Microsoft Edge as default browser policy.

Introduction

You can use the Set a default associations configuration file Group Policy or the DefaultAssociationsConfiguration Mobile Device Management setting to set Microsoft Edge as the default browser for your organization.

To set Microsoft Edge Stable as the default browser for html files, http/https links, and PDF files use the following application association file example:

Note

To set Microsoft Edge Beta as the default browser, set ApplicationName to 'Microsoft Edge Beta' and ProgId to 'MSEdgeBHTML'. To set Microsoft Edge Dev as the default browser, set ApplicationName to 'Microsoft Edge Dev' and ProgId to 'MSEdgeDHTML'.

Note

The default file associations aren't applied if Microsoft Edge isn't installed on the target device. In this scenario, users are prompted to select their default application when they open a link or a htm/html file.

Set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on domain-joined devices

You can set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on domain-joined devices by configuring the Set a default associations configuration file group policy. Turning this group policy on requires you to create and store a default associations configuration file. This file is stored locally or on a network share. For more information about creating this file, see Export or Import Default Application Associations.

To configure the group policy for a default file type and protocol associations configuration file:

  1. Open the Group Policy editor and go to the Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsFile Explorer.
  2. Select Set a default associations configuration file.
  3. Click policy setting, and then click Enabled.
  4. Under Options:, type the location to your default associations configuration file.
  5. Click OK to save the policy settings.

The example in the next screenshot shows an associations file named appassoc.xml on a network share that is accessible from the target device.

Note

If this setting is enabled and the user's device is domain-joined, the associations configuration file is processed the next time the user signs on.

Set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on Azure Active Directory joined devices

Run Microsoft Edge On Mac

To set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on Azure Active Directory joined devices follow the steps in the DefaultAssociationsConfiguration Mobile Device Management setting using the following application association file as an example.

Note

To set Microsoft Edge Beta as the default browser, set ApplicationName to 'Microsoft Edge Beta' and ProgId to 'MSEdgeBHTML'. To set Microsoft Edge Dev as the default browser, set ApplicationName to 'Microsoft Edge Dev' and ProgId to 'MSEdgeDHTML'.

Set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on macOS

Attempting to programmatically set the default browser on macOS causes a prompt to appear for the end user. This prompt is a macOS security feature that can only be automated away by using an AppleScript.

Because of this limitation, there are two main methods for setting Microsoft Edge as the default browser on a macOS. The first option is to flash the device with an image of macOS where Microsoft Edge has already been set as the default browser. The other option is to use the Set Microsoft Edge as default browser policy, which prompts the user to set Microsoft Edge as the default browser.

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When using either of these methods, it is still possible for a user to change the default browser. This is because for security reasons, the default browser preference can’t be blocked programmatically. For this reason, we recommend that you deploy the Set Microsoft Edge as default browser policy even if you create an image with Microsoft Edge as the default browser. If the policy is set and a user changes the default browser from Microsoft Edge the next time they open Microsoft Edge, they will be prompted to set it as the default.

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See also

Run Microsoft Edge On Mac Pro

  • Export or Import Default Application Associations