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Add or Remove Open with Context Menu to URL files in Windows 11

A .url file is an Internet shortcut that opens with your default web browser.

URL files do not include Open with in their context menu by default in Windows.

If you like, you can add Open with to the context menu of .url files that allows you to choose an app to open the URL file with always or just once.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Open with to the context menu of URL files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Change Default Behavior for Copy and Paste of URLs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge is previewing an improved way to copy and paste paste web URLs from the address bar into your content. This feature copies and pastes a URL as a hyperlinked title instead of as a web address.

Rather than have the default paste result in a hyperlinked title, you can change the default so that Ctrl+ V pastes a web address instead and offers a linked title as the alternative in the context sub-menu.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default behavior for copy and paste of URLs from address bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Always Show Full URLs in Address Bar of Google Chrome

Google Chrome hides the “https://” and “www.” text in web addresses by default in the address bar until you double click in the address bar.

Starting with Google Chrome 83, you can enable the Context menu show full URLs experimental flag that adds an Always show full URLs context menu to the address bar to make it easy to toggle on and off as wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable always show full URLs in the address bar of Google Chrome.

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List of All Internal Microsoft Edge URLs

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

Microsoft Edge includes internal URLs for pages that can be used to provide additional information or change browser settings.

This tutorial will provide you with a reference list off all internal page URLs for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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