"This site is trying to open...." please make this STOP!

I have tried literally, everything I've been able to find on the web about this. When clicking on a file that wants to open another program on the computer, the message, "This site is trying to open [APP ON COMPUTER]" and "[WEBSITE] is trying to open the application", with an Open button and a Cancel button. There is no "Don't ask me again." check box. (See image)

I have tried editing the registry, verifying the default application for the file being downloaded, and whatever else I could find to try to correct it, but this message persists. This seems to be the same kind of message one would get when "switching apps." This was present in the Edge Beta version, and now in the final release, v 79.0.309.68 (official build) (64-bit). Please help! This is driving me crazy....

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Welcome my pleasure.  I understand the pain.

I'm trying now to do this on the Mac. It's documented but not nearly so straight forward.

Update/Edit:

Got it working on Mac also.

Create a file:

com.microsoft.Edge.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox</key>

<string>YES</string>

</dict>

</plist>

Put it in

Library\Preferences

Restart the Mac

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You can restore the functionality "Always Open" with a GPO or Registry entry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]

"ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox"=dword:00000001

See the Microsoft documentation here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies#externalprotocoldialogshowalwaysopencheckbox

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