Sat. May 28th, 2022

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Microsoft seems to have listened to users who were concerned about a Windows 11 build that thwarted a third-party solution that allowed them to set their default browser to something other than Edge.

The change has not yet been rolled out to the current stable version of Windows 11; it is offered to users of Microsoft’s Insider program in Dev Channel for developers.

In its latest blog about Windows 11 Build 22509, Microsoft credited user feedback for the changes. Microsoft described the changes as “improvements that make it easier to browse the web in Microsoft Edge with Reader.”

“In Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22509 released to Dev Channel on Wednesday, we streamlined the ability of a Windows Insider to set the ‘default browser’ for apps that register for http :, https :, .htm and .html. , “Aaron Woodman, Vice President of Windows Marketing, wrote in an email response to The computer world. “Through the Windows Insider program, you will continue to see us try new things based on customer feedback and testing.”

This latest building change was discovered by Raphael Rivera on Twitter, and first reported by online publication Betanews.

Last month, the creator of EdgeDeflector, a free solution for enabling third-party browsers as the default setting on Windows machines, complained that Windows 11 Build (22494) pressured a user to set Edge as their browser by displaying links such as Microsoft edge: https: //.


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