Modern SharePoint Search Results Open with Application

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Good Day,


Is there a way to force search results to open with the locally installed application instead of always opening with the online version? This use to work great in the classic experience when it was changed under Search -> Preferences -> Opening Documents in the Browser (https://<tenantname>


I also made sure the Site Collection Feature -> Open Documents in Client Application by Default -> Activated



I also forced Open in the client application in the advanced settings on all document libraries - Opening Documents in the browser


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@zniperdid you get an answer? I was able to update until recently


@zniper I think, for now, the easiest way to do this is to use the PNP Modern Search Web Parts.


You can control the url link results. Using the file path should open directly in the client apps.