A reader is fed-up with Microsoft Edge:

“Cyn, is it possible, or even advisable, to uninstall Microsoft’s Edge? Even tho I’ve made Chrome my default browser, Edge and its partner Bing insist on using themselves as my search engine. I don’t like Bing. I’m using Windows 10, Version 1909 on a new HP all-in-one desktop computer that I just bought this fall, and Edge came with it.”

In a word, no. Much like Internet Explorer before it, Edge is a built-in part of the Windows operating system and can’t be uninstalled. But you may want to try this. Open up your default settings and scroll down to Set defaults by app.

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Scroll down to Edge. Click on it and choose Manage.

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Even with Chrome as a default browser, you’ll see some types of files still default to Edge.

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In some cases, you can click on Edge and get the option to change to your preferred browser.

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Plus, Edge as we know it is going away early next year. It’s going be replaced with a totally redesigned browser built on… drumroll please… Google Chrome.