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Edge Chromium. It’s brilliant, but about that annoying App Launch pop-up…

How to alleviate the annoyance of the App-launch pop up confirmation in the new Edge chromium

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By now I hope everyone has ditched old Edge. I have been using it since the early beta and have been recommending everyone switches to it since it was made generally available in January 2020. It’s simply brilliant – I maybe touch another browser once a month these days, despite having been a big fan of Chrome and fine with old Edge. I never expected to be passionate about a browser, mostly I just want it to get out of the way and let me do my web stuff. However the new Edge is really that good. But for one small thing…

If you are using it then you, like me may be slightly narked that there is a confirmation pop-up whenever it tries to launch an external app, such as Word, Excel and all the other MS etc applications that I use daily from the intranet etc.

This is how you fix it

If you have that problem, I might have a solution for you; one that doesn’t require a registry hack. Try this:

1. Open settings from the More menu:

Use the ellipsis to get to settings

2. Go to Site Permissions and select Pop-ups and redirects

Find Pop-ups and redirects in Site Permissions

3. Click Add and paste in the intranet URL: 

Click the Add button

4. Now try to open a document etc.

You should get the pop-up with an option to always accept in future

Now tick the box

You’re welcome!

By Simon Hudson

Simon Hudson is an entrepreneur, health sector specialist and founder of Cloud2 Ltd. and Kinata Ltd. and, most recently, Novia Works Ltd. He has an abiding, evangelical interest in information, knowledge management and has a lot to say on best practice use of Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and cloud technologies, the health sector, sustainability and more. He has had articles and editorials published in a variety of knowledge management, clinical benchmarking and health journals. He is a co-facilitator of the M365 North User Group Leeds and is Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Hull.

Simon is passionate about rather too many things, including science, music (he writes and plays guitar & mandola), skiing, classic cars, technology and, by no means least, his family.


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