If you prefer to have your browser of choice open links by default instead of Microsoft Edge, or you prefer another search engine (such as Google, DuckDuckGo, etc.) to show results instead of Bing, you will need to use a third-party tool like MSEdgeRedirect. MSEdgeRedirect is a free tool available through GitHub that catches and filters the command arguments of Microsoft Edge and passes them to your default browser instead of the default behavior.  This guide will walk you through the steps to force features like Widgets and Search results to Chrome or Firefox instead of Edge on Windows 11.

To redirect Widgets and Search results to your default browser and Google search instead of Edge on Windows 11. Once you complete the steps, the application will be able to redirect web links from Search and Widgets to your default browser using Google as the search engine.

You can also the application under the “All apps” page in the Start menu. Also, since this is a workaround, the experience may not work perfectly. For example, clicking an article from the Widgets feed may open the link as a web result in your preferred search engine or the search engine may show a redirect notice.  All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.