Microsoft Edge, the new default browser in Windows 10, is streamlined, fast and supports web industry standards. You can make Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or another app your default browser in Windows 10, but it’s not as easy or intuitive to do that as it was in previous versions of Windows.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched its much-awaited Windows 10 for PC’s a few days back and within a short span of time it is already facing criticism from companies such as Google Inc.
According to reports from Venturebeat, with Send, Microsoft is doing away with subject lines and signatures – it’s all geared towards short-form conversations. Installing Windows 10 automatically sets Edge as a user’s default browser.
In a series of bold statements this morning, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said that Windows 10 will bring about a “new era” not just for his company, but for the personal computing industry. While some say it’s sad that Microsoft has decided to take this step in forcing updates on its consumers, others have expressed irritation at having to use an outside program-even one created by Microsoft-to disable updates that they never chose to install in the first place.
Mozilla developed a tutorial explaining the process, in order to help users of Firefox to restore their browser choices in Windows 10. The tech firm said users have the choice to make default settings including “web browsing” while upgrading.
If you decide to change default browsers again, just return to these steps.
IE will be used purely for business and corporate accounts, while Edge is the browser that ships with Windows 10. But for non-technical users, the procedure isn’t exactly self-explanatory, and that is Mozilla’s point.
We appreciate that it’s still technically possible to preserve people’s previous settings and defaults, but the design of the whole upgrade experience and the default settings APIs have been changed to make this less obvious and more hard.
“These changes aren’t unsettling to us because we’re the organization that makes Firefox,” Beard wrote.
So rather than using this for sending notes from meetings, it’s more about imparting key facts or asking quick questions such as “I’m running 10 minutes late” or “Where is the meeting being held?”
A representative for Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this report. Microsoft replied by saying that “if we learn from user experience that there are ways to make improvements, we will do so”.
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