Microsoft uses pop-up windows to induce users to set EDGE and BING as the default browser and search engine
Since Microsoft launched a new version of the browser, it has been trying to increase its market share. Although the gains are considerable, it is actually very far from Google Chrome.
Therefore, the company uses a variety of methods to induce users to switch from Firefox or Google browsers, especially the system-level so-called browser recommendation options.
However, the above method does not cause too much harassment to the user, and it is annoying to keep popping up in the browser to remind the user to switch it to the default browser.
For example, when you set other browsers as the default browser but occasionally open the Microsoft Edge browser, this kind of pop-up window will appear frequently and the user cannot completely ban it.
Recently, many users find that they are harassed by pop-up windows when using Microsoft browsers. In the pop-up windows, Microsoft stated that its browser is the best browser on Windows 10.
When the user is unwilling to set the Microsoft Edge browser as the default browser, they should choose not to update the browser settings or directly click the close button of the pop-up window.
However, the next time the browser is opened, the pop-up window will continue. Some users say that every time they open the Microsoft Edge browser, they will see this pop-up window, and there is no way to close it completely.
There have been many users complaining to Microsoft about this situation on the Microsoft forum. The best way for users is not to open the Microsoft Edge browser to avoid being harassed.
After being complained about by a large number of users, Microsoft has provided a shutdown option via edge://flags#edge-show-feature-recommendations flag in the latest version of Microsoft Edge, but this setting option is not in the browser settings.
The user must go to the experimental function and turn off the browser function suggestion option so that the pop-up problem can be completely solved, but this process is a little more troublesome.
Especially for those users who don’t understand the settings, they can’t find the options in the settings at all, and most users may not understand the experimental options of the browser.
Therefore, Microsoft’s operation can block the mouths of some feedback users but still harass a large number of users. I don’t know if this aggressive promotion strategy is really useful.