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How do I set the microsoftedgeinsider Canary build as my default browser?

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MarcusMesecher
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I can set default Edge and Chrome as my default browser, but not my Canary build. How do I fix this?Annotation 2019-11-23 164825.png

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Hi @MarcusMesecher 

that's strange, I have both Edge canary and Chrome canary, i can see them on the list, but don't worry, try this first

 

 

 

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in here click on each protocol one by one and see if you can see the Edge's icon

 

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if Edge's icon doesn't appear in there either then use the method explained in here, under "Resolving the issue" section: 

 

 

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/16/how-to-make-any-program-the-default-on-windows-10/

 

you could also try reinstalling Edge canary and hopefully this time it will be properly registered on your OS.

 

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@HotCakeX I uninstalled & reinstalled and it worked. Thanks for reminding me what I should always try before asking for help.

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@MarcusMesecher 

Hi Marcus,

IF the Edge C Channels were installed they would show on the list.  Ergo, please, go & install which, Channels you fancy.  You can find them HERE. With them or any installed the list of choices will populate accordingly.

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Cheers,
Drew

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The problem wasn't that.

user installed Edge insider canary but the icon still wouldn't show up on the settings page.
anyway, already solved
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/How-do-I-set-the-microsoftedgeinsider-Canary-buil...
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