Edge Chromium – Single word entry for intranet sites

Microsoft have announced a new policy which fixes a major annoyance and one of our blockers for the deployment of old Edge. By default Chrome and Edge Chromium will search using the default search provider to search the web, with a popup asking if you meant to enter http://<Keyword>/

Default behaviour in Chrome and Edge Chromium

The new settings give the ability to immediately go to intranet sites from a one word entry in the address bar and replicates the historic setting found in IE:

‘Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar’

The name in the Edge ADMX is:

‘Force direct intranet site navigation instead of searching on single word entries in the Address Bar


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