MS Edge taking charge of html links from Twitter.
I'm running Windows 11 and links to html files from the Twitter app always open in MS Edge, not in Firefox, which is set as my default application. I checked in the preferred app dialog and found that firefox is set as preferred browser for almost all applications. Interestingly, when I manually copied one of the troublesome links (which Twitter had encoded as a random string) into firefox, it worked fine.
I don't know if the problem is in Windows 11 or the Twitter app. Any suggestions to keep my connections on Firefox would be greatly appreciated.
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To be clear, you're referring to the Twitter app for Windows downloaded from the Microsoft Store? Admittedly, I don't use that app, but from doing some research it seems like the app itself may be designed to only open links in Microsoft Edge. If that's the case, Twitter would need to modify their application to allow opening links in another browser.
Here's some of the discussion online: Twitter Win App opens links in Edge. How to change? Post-Edge Retaliation Twitter app opens with Microsoft Edge
I know there are also third-party applications for Windows designed to redirect system-level Edge links to other browsers, but I'm not sure if they would work for the Twitter app.
If you're willing to try switching to another app, I believe there are some other Twitter clients for Windows that may be less restrictive: Best free Twitter clients for Windows PC