Microsoft just launched Windows 10 in 190 countries and gradually, people are updating to the new operating system. In the new operating system, it was noticed that it automatically changes your default apps. For instance, the browser is automatically Edge Browser.
Worst of all is that (during it’s installation), you can no longer set other browsers as default (like it used be). Mozilla noticed this and reached out to Microsoft. No resolution was reached, and their CEO, Chris Beard did an open letter to Microsoft.
“It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows”. It’s confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.”
“We strongly urge you to reconsider your business tactic here and again respect people’s right to choice and control of their online experience,”.
“Please give your users the choice and control they deserve in Windows 10,” he added.
Mozilla subsequently released a video showing users how to set another browser as default:
Microsoft remained adamant claiming they can only make changes if users request it. Here’s their reply:
“We designed Windows 10 to provide a simple upgrade experience for users and a cohesive experience following the upgrade. During the upgrade, consumers have the choice to set defaults, including for web browsing. Following the upgrade, they can easily choose the default browser of their choice. As with all aspects of the product, we have designed Windows 10 as a service; if we learn from user experience that there are ways to make improvements, we will do so.”