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tistou
Super Contributor

Hello

 

What exactly is this option for?
I am in "Admin mode" (UAC disabled), is it better to disable this option or no report ?

 

Thanks

9 Replies
By option you mean the flag in Edge:flags?

@HotCakeX 

 

Yes, in Edge:flags

It de-elevates the browser, as in reduces its permission when launched with administrator rights. because when browsers are launched with Administrator rights, they are security risks and also some functionalities of the browsers such as sign in is not available.

@HotCakeX 

 

Ok thanks, the default setting must correspond to disabled
No difference between these 2 options (UAC disabled on my PCs)

Yeah probably, try running Edge as Admin and it should be de-elevated with the flag enabled

@HotCakeX 

 

With UAC disabled (service stopped), Edge is launched in Admin mode, right ?

@tistou 

Yes, UAC is all about controlling and showing you notifications, when you launch a program as Admin it will still launch as Admin even with UAC prompt off.

 

you can use this guide to find out which programs are running as Admin in task manager

https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-check-if-a-process-is-running-as-administrator-elevated-in-windows/

@HotCakeX 

 

Ok thank you, I can leave this option by default

Cool, you're welcome :)