In the search box and news and interests module of Windows 10 and Windows 11, clicking on the content link must be opened with the Microsoft Edge browser by default.
Even if the user sets other browsers as the default browser, these link calls will not change. This restriction may be very inconvenient for some users.
Especially those users who do not want to use Microsoft browser, so some developers launched EdgeDeflector to forcibly remove the association of Microsoft Edge browser.
In this regard, Microsoft has also blocked the associated strategy of such software through software updates. The result now is that when you click on the relevant link, you must use the Microsoft Edge browser to open it.
In response to the browser dispute, Microsoft issued a statement to publicly respond to this matter. Microsoft said that it will provide users with some end-to-end customer experience on Windows 10 and 11.
“Windows openly enables applications and services on its platform, including various web browsers. At the same time, Windows also offers certain end-to-end customer experiences in both Windows 10 and Windows 11, the search experience from the taskbar is one such example of an end-to-end experience that is not designed to be redirected. When we become aware of improper redirection, we issue a fix.”
The Windows 11 search box defaults to the search results of Microsoft Bing. If you want to click on the search results, you must also use the Microsoft Edge browser to open the results of Bing.
Users can neither modify Bing to other searches nor modify the default browser, and the contents of news and interest modules are also forced to be loaded using Microsoft Edge browsers.
And some developers have tested it to prove that the so-called “end-to-end customer experiences” is nonsense because there is nothing unusual when it is replaced by another Chromium browser.
In addition, the recent promotion of Microsoft’s pop-up default browser and default search engine settings on the browser is increasing, and Microsoft may continue to adopt aggressive promotion strategies.
Via: The Verge