Future Google Chrome updates will make setting the browser as the default one much easier. Google is working on allowing Chrome users to change the default browser with a single click.
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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.
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.
In what was perhaps the busiest week of the year so far, you can find out more about Google's antics to bash Microsoft, Defender continuing to perform admirably in evaluations, and default browsers.
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.
The latest cumulative update for Windows 11 finally makes changing the default browser in the operating system much easier. Users now can set their preferred browser as the default with just a click.
In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, it is no longer possible to redirect links that open in the default browser since yesterday's Patch Tuesday updates. Fortunately, there is a new workaround.
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.
Microsoft has been really trying to promote Edge amongst people so that it can gain more regular users. There are now funny pop-ups when trying to download Google Chrome on Edge, and a lot more.
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".
Mozilla has circumvented Microsoft's anti-hijacking protections in Windows 10 and Windows 11 in order to allow users a simpler one-click process to change their default browser to Firefox, à la Edge.