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Microsoft Edge - Opening office documents from SharePoint Online in the Desktop Applications

We use Windows 10 and Edge Browser 44.17763.1.0
in SharePoint Online on Classic Sites we have Document Libraries with the setting in Library Settings > Advanced settings> Open in Desktop Application
When opening the library in Edge and clicking on New > Word Document

Result: New File gets opened in the Browser.
Existing Files open in Rich Client.
Expected Result: New File Should be opened in Word 2016 Application.

Further Testing:
This behavior has been observed against SharePoint 2016 Sites.

We tested on Modern Sites and here we noticed an not consistent behaviour: We had the files opened directly in the browser on 3/5 PC we tested on [Edge Browse on the Same build in ok vs nok machines.

We tested also the new browser, based on Chromium [Microsoft Edge Insider Channels] and the same issue
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/04/08/microsoft-edge-preview-channel-details/

Would ask for changing this behaviour for Edge for Modern Sites.
Also for new Chromium based browser that will be published.

Microsoft Edge - Opening office documents from SharePoint Online in the Desktop Applications

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