Set Website link to open in chrome

My client about to roll out a new cloud based Event Reporting system.
Unfortunately due to compatibility issues they are unable to access this via Internet Explorer, which is there default browser. Instead, users will be required to use either Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

We would like to investigate the below option of formatting a link in IE so that it opens up a Chrome browser. This would enable users to continue using our default browser whilst still being able to access this new system.

Any advise on how achive this?

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/295f6ba0-82c8-4350-bb55-50ffed40530b/how-to-format-a-link-to-open-in-chrome-instead-of-ie?forum=sharepointdevelopmentprevious
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you should you the solution in the link above (force a web link to open in Chrome instead of IE).

You cannot (to the very best of my knowledge) make a Chrome tab open in IE.  I have not seen such and some review now comes up empty.
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
all you can do is create a shortcut on the desktop that has the parameters
chrome.exe http://urlpath

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Here is a JS script that you can use to detect IE. Instead of displaying information, you can either redirect to fill the screen with a message that IE is not supported, perhaps via a modal.

https://codepen.io/gapcode/pen/vEJNZN
// Get IE or Edge browser version
var version = detectIE();

if (version === false) {
  document.getElementById('result').innerHTML = '<s>IE/Edge</s>';
} else if (version >= 12) {
  document.getElementById('result').innerHTML = 'Edge ' + version;
} else {
  document.getElementById('result').innerHTML = 'IE ' + version;
}

// add details to debug result
document.getElementById('details').innerHTML = window.navigator.userAgent;

/**
 * detect IE
 * returns version of IE or false, if browser is not Internet Explorer
 */
function detectIE() {
  var ua = window.navigator.userAgent;

  // Test values; Uncomment to check result …

  // IE 10
  // ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0)';
  
  // IE 11
  // ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko';
  
  // Edge 12 (Spartan)
  // ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.71 Safari/537.36 Edge/12.0';
  
  // Edge 13
  // ua = 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2486.0 Safari/537.36 Edge/13.10586';

  var msie = ua.indexOf('MSIE ');
  if (msie > 0) {
    // IE 10 or older => return version number
    return parseInt(ua.substring(msie + 5, ua.indexOf('.', msie)), 10);
  }

  var trident = ua.indexOf('Trident/');
  if (trident > 0) {
    // IE 11 => return version number
    var rv = ua.indexOf('rv:');
    return parseInt(ua.substring(rv + 3, ua.indexOf('.', rv)), 10);
  }

  var edge = ua.indexOf('Edge/');
  if (edge > 0) {
    // Edge (IE 12+) => return version number
    return parseInt(ua.substring(edge + 5, ua.indexOf('.', edge)), 10);
  }

  // other browser
  return false;
}

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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks all.
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