Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Automatic HTTPS in Microsoft Edge

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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.

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 92, users will have the option to upgrade navigations from HTTP to HTTPS on domains likely to support this more secure protocol. This support can also be configured to attempt delivery over HTTPS for all domains. More secure connections help protect customers from man-in-the-middle attacks.

In Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can enable the Automatic HTTPS experimental flag to enable support for Automatic HTTPS, which switches connections to websites from HTTP to HTTPS. If enabled, the Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS setting can then be turned on/off or further configured in Settings > Privacy, search, and services.

See also: Available for preview: Automatic HTTPS helps keep your browsing more secure | Windows Blogs

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Automatic HTTPS in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatic HTTPS Feature in Microsoft Edge
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Automatic HTTPS in Microsoft Edge




OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Automatic HTTPS Feature in Microsoft Edge


This option will affect all profiles in Microsoft Edge.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-automatic-https into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Automatic HTTPS drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Automatic HTTPS in Microsoft Edge


This option requires Automatic HTTPS to have been enabled in Option One.

This option will only affect the current profile in Microsoft Edge.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Privacy, search, and services on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS for what you want on the right side under Security. (see screenshots below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


4 If you turned on Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS, select (dot) Switch to HTTPS only on websites likely to support HTTPS (default) or Always switch from HTTP to HTTPS (connection errors might occur more often) for what you want.

5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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