MSEdgeRedirect for Windows 10 and Windows 11 can now redirect Bing searches to Google

MSEdgeRedirect, the replacement for Edge Deflector, has been updated to version 0.6 with some cool new features.

MSEdgeRedirect redirects Windows News, Search, Widgets, Weather and more to your default browser.

The tool filters and passes the command line arguments of Microsoft Edge processes to your default browser instead of connecting to the Microsoft Edge: administrator. This change was necessary after Microsoft made it impossible to resume the Microsoft Edge: protocol, leaving Edge Deflector non-functional. The MSEdgeRedirect method should provide resilience against future changes. Unlike Edge Deflector, however, it must run continuously in the background, but the app can be configured to run automatically on launch.

The latest version lets you rewrite search that would normally go to Bing or Bing Weather, meaning you can finally use the News & Interests taskbar widget without fear and even perform Google searches from Windows search. .

See the full changelog for version below.

  • Added the installation success screen
  • Added installation settings screen
  • Improved installer screen layouts
  • Added ability to update development versions
  • Improved detection of default browser
  • Improved service mode performance
  • Improved management of installer administrator rights
  • Fixed 32-bit version failing Edge location checks
  • Fixed status bar icon not hiding when selected in installer
  • Added additional security measures for handling URIs
  • Fixed update checker not running due to reverse logic
  • Added the ability for the installer to detect and display the values ​​of existing parameters when updating
  • Added the ability to redirect weather results to one of the two alternative providers available
  • Added ability to semi-automatically repair IFEO exclusion issues caused by Edge updates

The app still triggers a security alert when installed, but seems to be relatively trouble-free so far.

Find it on GitHub here.

via Deskmodder