HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » FIXED: A couple weeks ago...

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:04 PM

FIXED: A couple weeks ago I had an update and tried to force edge on me. Continued with Chrome.

Last night did an update and even when I click on my Chrome, where I have all my sites, when I click new tab it automatically is taking me to edge and I cannot find a way to dismantle. I am so computer stupid. Does anyone know anything about this and how I can get my chrome new tabs?

Edit: I am leaving this here because I saw at least one poster that had the same issue with edge. There is an easy fix.

Settings
Search browser.
it will pop up a choice for Chrome. But, even that they are manipulative by having reset, which will reset to fault being edge. I hate dishonest. Manipulative.

11 replies, 1666 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply FIXED: A couple weeks ago I had an update and tried to force edge on me. Continued with Chrome. (Original post)
LizBeth Jul 2020 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2020 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2020 #5
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2020 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2020 #3
stopbush Jul 2020 #4
LizBeth Jul 2020 #6
LizBeth Jul 2020 #7
dawg day Jul 2020 #8
abqtommy Jul 2020 #9
LizBeth Jul 2020 #10
abqtommy Jul 2020 #11

Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:07 PM

1. I'd post this in the Computer Help Forum:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:09 PM

5. GMTA!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:08 PM

3. You might want to post this in the Computer Help group. The link is below:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:08 PM

4. You need to go to Settings and set Chrome as your preferred browser.

Do a search on the subject. Iím sure youíll find easy to follow instructions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to stopbush (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:11 PM

6. Ok. You used the right words. I think I can do this. Thank you. I did something to FB

one time and was lost how to get my original FB back. Little things make me happy, thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to stopbush (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:13 PM

7. Yea. You are the man. Thank you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:19 PM

8. You need to go into Chrome settings-

The update reset your "default Search Engine" and "New Tab" setting.

Click on the three dots on the upper right of Chrome window.
Click on:
Settings
On Startup.
Click on Either "New Tab"
or... "Specific Set of Pages" - and put in a couple pages (DU!).

This means, when you start Chrome, you'll either get a blank window, or the front page of the sites you choose.

;;
Not done yet! Go up to Search Engine
Click on Search Engine in Address Bar and choose Google.
Click on Manage Search Engines and choose Google== click on the three dots at the end and "Make Default." (You can choose another, but I assume you want Google.) I went ahead and deleted the other search engines because I never use them.

I think that will take care of it.
Sometimes you might install something and it will change your search engine, and this is how you can get it back to what you want it to be.

--

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:36 PM

9. I picked up 2 different installs of Edge on my sons Win 10 machine. I don't have any problem

with maintaining Firefox as the preferred browser but each time Edge was installed I went to Programs in Control panel and uninstalled them.

In Win 7 I have to select any update to install it so when Edge showed up there I just hid the damned
update. In Win 10 we can't do that but we can shut off all updates for a selected period of time.
That's what I'm doing there. So far so good.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to abqtommy (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:45 PM

10. +1. I might go in and explore but it seems like they put out so many tentacles, lol.

Different places I have to go to do it. Will see what I can do, maybe. Or right now I am good, lol. I am really stupid with computers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LizBeth (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 02:52 PM

11. Everything I know about computers I learned from somebody else or from searching out

information. Don't say you're stupid since there's no cure for that. Just claim to be ignorant which is
a correctable condition!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread