Microsoft makes choice for a different default browser extra difficult in Windows 11

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Those dumb asses never learn.
     
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    definition of insanity ! doing the same thing over and over expecting different results every time !
     
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    I hope they cut the unnecessary crap when you go with the Pro version / LTSC or what it will be called. Stuff like the dialogue if you don't want to keep Edge as your default browser is lost code which they could have easily used to make it easier to change user settings. This is probably a deliberate choice of executives to annoy people and increase Edge's market share by 0.1%.
     
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    To my knowledge this "feature" is also present in the most recent builds of Windows 10, so it's not exclusive to Windows 11.

    It's there in Pro.
     
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    Exactly, I've seen this in Win10 Pro already some time ago.
     
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    Honestly, it doesn't really make it that much harder, just another "No!" when you want to change the default browser.
     
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    Same as its always been.
     
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    Exactly. I also love how people also seem to forget how Google will nag at you constantly when you aren't running Chrome or the whole Chrome adding features to cripple ad blockers with no option to turn these things off, while complaining about having to click one extra time to get rid of Edge forever. It's the same as the complaints about the "annoying ads" in the notification panel on Samsung phones, which were a long press and a click away from being gone forever. Focusing on minor annoyances while missing the big picture is what tech people do best, after all.
     
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    I thought about mentioning that Google does it as well. In my opinion, I see no problem with Edge as a browser (especially for those that don't know how to get a different one). Personally I like the redesign they did with Chromium, and find it much better than Chrome in many ways. My go to browser is still Waterfox though.
     
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    problably cause they change ui again and half assed it some more, considering UI in Win 10 is still note complete consistent across the board :rolleyes:
     
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    The separation of browser per type of page is a smart thing for pro (from my point, as i have already done that since long time).
    2nd point: don't charge M$, it is as simple to change the browser than it was on W10...
    I don't get the drama about "how hard is to change browser in W11" it's just some few click and it's done.
     
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    Imagine working at a high level in MS, waking up one day thinking "hmm, y'know what we really need? Another lawsuit for anticompetitive practices!"
     
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    God I hate MICROSOFT more than APPLE now.
     

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    Surprised at this, esp since they were sued by the EU many years ago for an even less egregious act. They were fined $730 million for not offering or "promoting" alternate choices of browser for EU users. I guess they will have to deploy different versions of W11 for different regions.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-21684329
     
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    this must be why they are using the Chrome engine. It's technically not MS software anymore.
     
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    Odd I have no such problem with linux
     
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    It is MS proprietary software, regardless if they used chrome as base.
     
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    Why do bears sh1t in the woods? as Tyrion Lannister asked?
    Why Microsoft does that? Just because they think their deep integrated browser is what you all ever need and that's that.
    You don't get Windows and ask for freedom. There is a trade-off. You use Windows, as they intended, everything kinda works, get productive and at the end of your office shift just call it a day.
    It's an oversimplification, but not far from reality.
    Want to do things differently? That's another story.
     

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