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AndyC
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Can I force a powerapp to open in Chrome no matter the default browser it is launched from

Hi,

 

I have created a powerapp that is being used across a large organisation.

 

The issue is that it is launched from the organisation Intranet. Group Policy ensures that the Intranet is the IE home page, so colleagues ten to use IE for that even thought they use Chhrome for everything else.

 

We tested in IE as well as Chrome before launch - all looked good.

 

However we have now, after launch, discovered many users are using older versions if IE (such as 9) and Powerapps is not working with these older versions.

 

In some cases this is intentional to be compatible with older software products. In other cases it may be that people are using Chrome for all 'practical work' so do not bother updating IE.

 

If we could force the Powerapp to open in Chrome no matter the default browser/from where it would be launched this issue would be sorted.

 

A bit of googling gave me the format: googlechrome://http://bbc.co.uk/news - this opens an instance of Chrome, but is not carring over the address (Chrome opens with home page).

 

Anyone else had this issue - and did you find a solution?

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Re: Can I force a powerapp to open in Chrome no matter the default browser it is launched from

 

 

Might the following way work in your scenario?

 

The general steps should be:

  1. Create a shortcuts for Google Chrome under Desktop,
  2. Right-click the new shortcut and select Properties
  3. On the Shortcut tab, click the Target field and move the cursor to the end of all the text
  4. Enter a single space and then enter PowerApps URL 
  5. Click Apply,

After that, save it with a proper name.

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Regards,

Michael

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AndyC
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Re: Can I force a powerapp to open in Chrome no matter the default browser it is launched from

Hi,

 

that would work on a user by user basis (in fact I use this personally).

 

But I was after modifying a link that would force Chrome on a remote computer.

 

I did consider asking our desktop team to send out shortcuts using Group Policy, but as workstations are a mix of 32 and 64 bit OS' then this owuld not be feasable.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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