Microsoft has been courting much controversy in Windows 11 by making it difficult to set your default browser to anything but Edge.
After much outcry and a seeming change in strategy, Microsoft appears to have come round in the latest Windows 11 Insider Builds, and are now making it relatively easier to set the default browser to your own preference.
This was an untenable situation, and I’m glad for Windows users Microsoft has relented. However, as always, this once again goes to show that with platforms like Windows, you are entirely at the mercy of corporate control and manipulation – down to your individual application choices.
Not a good place to be.
One day kids will look back at this news with amazement, and think: “wow, there was a period you could set your own browser. it should be wild west in those times”.
Hope we don’t end up in that future.