Changing your default browser in Windows 11 will be a nightmare

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fairly easy
We get it Microsoft, you want us to use Edge...
If you thought that Windows 10 was annoying for nagging you to use Microsoft's Edge browser then you may want to avoid upgrading to Windows 11.

As reported by The Verge, Microsoft will make switching your default browser from Edge to something like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox much harder in the upcoming Windows 11 operating system.

The way that default applications are set is changing, though just like we currently see in Windows 10, a window will appear when you download an alternative browser that prompts you to stick with Edge, and unless you tick the box for 'Always use this app' when selecting your preferred web browser then you're in for a ride as this is the only easy way to change your default, and you'll only see this prompt once.

If you forget to tick the box then you'll have the arduous task of heading into the OS Settings and changing the default app for every specific file type as there's no longer an option to use one browser for everything – and when switching to Chrome means manually changing the default file type for HTM, HTML, PDF, SHTML, SVG, WEBP, XHT, XHTML, FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS, you'd best make yourself comfortable.

Not a great move

This from the company that claims to be the most open, with "the most choice." I hope this is just a developer preview thing, and the shipping version of Windows 11 lives up to their claims. This is far from "choice." https://t.co/vkGQAoHZgEAugust 18, 2021 See more

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