Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Microsoft tests third party browser 'warning' in Windows 10

Microsoft really doesn't want you to abandon Edge on Windows 10 Oops, Microsoft Is Doing It Again
Mandy Jefferson | 14 September, 2018, 05:51

When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system. When you download the installer for these browsers and try to install them, the Edge prompt will pop up, suggesting that "Edge is the faster, safer browser designed for Windows". You are then presented with three options: open Microsoft Edge (and thus cancel the installation), continue installing an alternative browser as you intended, or access settings so this annoying pop-up doesn't appear again. Word comes from beta testers of the update report the screenshot below pops up if you try and install a competing browser on your PC.

Subjectively, I found Edge's performance to have undoubtedly improved from the early days of Windows 10, when pages would freeze as they loaded, leaving you unable to scroll.

The fact that his app recommendation feature is default might be irritating for some users, as they've long already decided they don't want anything to do with the Windows 10 default browser. Spotted by Windows Central, Windows 10 Insiders are now seeing an Edge "ad" when trying to install Chrome or Firefox. Judging from the current implementation it will be opt-out which means that the intercepting prompts are displayed to all users by default who attempt third-party software installations. For example, even after you install Chrome or Firefox, the Settings dialog won't let you make either your default browser without asking you to check out Edge first.

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Some of Windows 10's more annoying advertising features encourage you to use Edge, too. In a bid to claw back some much-needed market share, Microsoft is implementing a rather cheeky "feature" in its Edge browser. Most Windows 10 users click through all these annoying prompts and use Chrome instead. It shows a smiling person standing in front of the Edge logo, leading what is presumably their best life now that they've broken free of Chrome and Firefox.

Since the launch of Microsoft Edge, the company has been trying to get users to use the browser instead of switching to third-party counterparts.

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