Windows 10’s new default browser is called the Microsoft Edge and replacing it with the likes of Firefox or Chrome takes more effort and a little bit trickier especially for new users.
At its peak, Windows 10 downloads reportedly accounted for eight per cent of all Internet traffic on the day one.
Windows RT was the product of Steve Ballmer’s era, and under the guidance of Satya Nadella, Microsoft is aiming towards a lineup that simply makes more sense, so the future will be fully focused on Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. You can get the same cool features in Firefox as you can in Edge, so there’s no reason to make the switch unless you really want to.
“We’re taking visual cues from style changes appearing in Windows 10 and we’re also reducing the overall browser UI footprint to increase space for viewing the Web”, he said. The settings page covers several defaults and if you get hopelessly muddled it is all too easy to click the Revert to the Microsoft recommended defaults and you’ll restore Edge without necessarily meaning to.
“We still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade”.
“When we first saw the Windows 10 upgrade experience that strips users of their choice by effectively overriding existing user preferences for the browser and other apps, we reached out to your team to discuss this issue”. Now here is the twist in tale, the selection shows a Microsoft Edge icon only upon clicking which users would be able to select third party browsers as default.
Do share your thoughts on the P2P approach adopted by Microsoft to distribute Windows 10.
“If your antimalware subscription is not current (expired), Windows will uninstall your application and enable Windows Defender.”
Microsoft has sacked 34 of the 40 employees in the Nigerian office of its phone division. But when it comes to your browser choice, well, that’s just not possible.
In Windows 10, browsers will still prompt you to make them the default browser.
While behemoth Google can likely roll with the punches, smaller rival Mozilla is blasting Microsoft for making it hard on Firefox users. It seems that the upgrade process has been purposefully intended to discard its users’ choices regarding the Web experience they want, and swap it with the Web experience MSFT wants them to have, he added.