ClickOnce Support on Edge Flags page: How to Enable it

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Installing software is easier with ClickOnce, and in today’s guide, we’re going to see what is ClickOnce Support in Edge flags.

Edge flags and ClickOnce Support here’s what you should know

What is the ClickOnce protocol?

ClickOnce is a special protocol that allows websites to request the browser to open files from a specific URL using the Click Once file handler.

Does Microsoft Edge support ClickOnce?

Yes, Microsoft Edge fully supports ClickOnce out of the box.

How do I enable ClickOnce security settings in Edge?

Click Once should be enabled by default, but if it’s not, do the following:

  1. Open Edge.
  2. Next, go to edge://flags
    edge flags page address bar
  3. Look for ClickOnce and set it to Enabled.
    clickonce enable edge flags page

For more information, we have a great guide on how to enable Edge flags as well as a guide on the best Edge flags for performance, so don’t miss them.

What browsers support ClickOnce?

ClickOnce is available in Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.

What is the difference between ClickOnce and Windows Installer?

With Windows Installer, applications rely on shared components, which can lead to potential conflicts.

On the other hand, with ClickOnce each application is self-contained and it doesn’t interfere with other applications.

How do I disable ClickOnce Security settings?

  1. In Visual Studio, select your project, click the Project menu, and choose Properties.
  2. Next, head to the Security tab.
  3. Uncheck Enable ClickOnce Security Settings.
    enable clickonce security settings

Is ClickOnce good?

ClickOnce is great since it allows you to deploy software more easily. However, ClickOnce applies only to the user that installed it, so each user on the PC will have to install it. The ClickOnce directory isn’t easy to access which can be a problem for some.

Overall, this is everything you need to know about ClickOnce Support on the Edge flags page, so don’t hesitate to give it a try.

To learn more about flags, we have a great guide on how to enable parallel downloading with Edge flags, so don’t miss it.

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