Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2018 19:45 UTC

Windows 10 insider build 17744, which will be available in next month to the public as Windows 10 2018 October update has warned a user when he tries to install Firefox browser to open and use Microsoft Edge. We know Windows 10 nudges to use Edge as the default browser, but this is definitely different. A user shared about this on Twitter, here is what the dialog informed the user.

I'm already an Edge user so I won't be bothered by these dialogs, but it's really annoying how browser makers - and by browser makers I mean Microsoft and Google - are taking every opportunity to shove annoying "please use Chrome/Edge" dialogs in our faces. It's user-hostile behaviour, and it feels cheap and scummy.

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Not likely going to alter...
by Ressev on Wed 12th Sep 2018 20:53 UTC
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Not likely going to alter my use of Firefox at all. I'll definitely need to nuke the warning if it occurs more than once.

But that is a low move by Microsoft.

Edited 2018-09-12 20:53 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:

Not likely going to alter my use of Firefox at all.

Ya, IE6/7... some sins can never be forgiven. Esp. when moves like this show that Microsoft really hasn't changed at all.

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avgalen Member since:

IE6 was by far better than other browsers (Netscape) at the time it came out. So much better that Microsoft just stopped developing it for 5 years until they were hopelessly surpassed by FireFox and others.
IE7 only was a desperate attempt to catch up by adding tabs but all the way to IE11 Microsoft was just playing catchup with other browsers. They did some interesting things with JavaScript but nothing that ever made them interesting for anything but "this (corporate/ancient) website requires IE"
There is a reason they basically started from scratch with Edge which was a better browser from the start and has developed very well in the last few years

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RE: Not likely going to alter...
by avgalen on Thu 13th Sep 2018 08:42 in reply to "Not likely going to alter..."
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To be fair, Microsoft is just as much a dick to Chrome/FireFox as they are to IE on Windows 10, always recommending Edge. Just try changing the default Web Browser from Edge to Internet Explorer (Settings->Apps->Default Apps)

This is indeed an absolute atrocity by Microsoft. The browser ballot screen was a step too far in the other direction, but analyzing installers from competing products and interfering during these installations should be an absolute no-go!
Can you imagine the installation of Open Office getting blocked because Microsoft recommends O365? Or a Java IDE because Microsoft recommends Visual Studio? or Notepad++ because....Notepad????

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