The following blog post is dedicated to users who’re experiencing the issue where Internet Explorer redirects to Microsoft Edge.
Some users reported that whenever they try to visit the website in Internet Explorer that comes preinstalled in Windows 10, then instead of opening it in Internet Explorer, the same website is opened in Microsoft Edge. These users have no idea why Internet Explorer automatically redirects to Microsoft Edge.
So here’s what explanation. Usually, this happens when you visit a website that is incompatible with Internet Explorer (let’s say facebook.com), then Microsoft has made settings in both browsers in a way that the same unsupported website will automatically open in Microsoft Edge instead of Internet Explorer.
When this happens Internet Explorer show users a message that reads:
This website works better in Microsoft Edge
Make the switch to Microsoft Edge to experience the web in a whole new way. All your favorites, passwords, and preferences from Internet Explorer can be moved to Microsoft Edge easily.
Accompanied by button to Launch Microsoft Edge
On the other hand, when the same website is opened in Microsoft Edge, then bar appears below the address bar with a message that reads
Always browse with Microsoft to make sure your favorite sites works accompanied by Explorer Microsoft Edge button.
With all this redirecting experience what you should understand is that all the websites that are incompatible with Internet Explorer will be opened automatically in Microsoft Edge. The company made this change just to improve the overall browsing experience.
Fix – Stop Internet Explorer redirects to Edge
In case, you belong to a group of people who wants to stop Internet Explorer from forcibly opening sites in the Edge browser, then good thing is that is possible. Here’s how you can do that:
Launch Microsoft Edge browser and then click (…) icon and select Settings.
Select Default browser tab, and then on the right side under “Internet Explorer compatibility” section using “Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge” drop-down change settings to Never.
From now onwards, if you visit any website in Interne Explorer it will no longer redirects to Edge browser.
Apart from that, some users reporting that the Edge browser opens up automatically whenever they open a new tab page in Internet Explorer. Here’s how you can fix the issue:
Launch Internet Explorer, then click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options from the menu.
Here, switch to Advanced tabs and then under Settings check the box for an option that reads “Hide the button (next to new tab button) that opens Microsoft Edge“.
After that, click Apply and then OK.
In case, you’re still experiencing Internet Explorer redirecting to Microsoft Edge, then feel free to contact us via comments. We will love to assist you.