The latest MSEdgeRedirect 0.7.0.0 update adds the option to use preferred search engines for image search, uninstall Edge with a script, plus several other improvements and bugfixes.
All our coverage of the Windows 11 2022 update which is rolling out worldwide
windows 11 2022 update
Windows 11 Beta Channel includes fix for Dual SIM calling, and more
windows 11 insider preview
Default apps RSS
Microsoft keeps making it harder to use the default browser choice in Windows 10 or 11, even when you select something else, Edge opens from widgets, and Start menu links. Let's stop that.
The latest Dev Channel build for Windows 11 introduces a new web browsing experience on the desktop, but perhaps unsurprisingly, it does not respect your browser preferences and defaults to Edge.
The default apps that come on Windows 11, or Windows 10, seem to take up a lot more storage than you might think. Some deep digging reveals it can be more than 1.5GB of disk space in total.
Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 also carries forward the default browser switching improvements previously made available only as an optional, preview release last month.
After backlash from its browser rivals, Microsoft has finally made the default browser on Windows 11 much easier with a new single click option. However, Vivaldi is still not fully pleased about it.
Following Microsoft making it easier to switch the default browser in Windows 11, Mozilla has provided its take on the matter. While it appreciates the changes, it wants more to be done.
Vivaldi has slammed Microsoft over the latter's aggressive moves in trying to make more people adopt the Edge web browser. It has called out Microsoft's moves as "desperate" and "openly abusing".
With the recent Windows 11 Dev Channel Insider build 22509, Microsoft introduced a new "Set default" option that makes it less tedious to select the default web browser for various file types.
Following the block on third-parties to easily switch the default browser in Windows 11, Microsoft has now publicly admitted that its implementation is actually a "fix" for "improper redirection".
While it was already very difficult to change the default browser choice in Windows 11, Mozilla and EdgeDeflector made it a little easier to divert OS level links, that is now blocked in build 22494.
Microsoft has drastically modified its default apps configurations in Windows 11, and not in a good way. The new design is downright awful and makes it harder for people to switch default apps.
Microsoft Edge rivals Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi, are rather unhappy at how the Windows 11 Default apps selection for browsers works presently in the Windows 11 preview builds.
After a bug in iOS 14 resetting default app preferences was fixed in iOS 14.0.1, a new bug now resets default email and browser apps again, this time when the user-defined apps are updated.
iOS 14 users are reporting that though the OS lets them change default app preferences for the mail and browser apps, a device reboot resets the settings to Apple's apps, which seems to be a bug.
A new report claims that Apple is considering allowing users to set third-party apps as the default for certain actions, including browsing the web and managing your e-mail accounts.
While Windows 10 Build 10568 seems to have very little in terms of actual new features, the build does reveal that Microsoft really wants Windows users to be loyal to its default apps.