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.
Have no problem at all with Edge on Secure Mode. But loading the full McCoy brings so much Corporative load -current and legacy- that bad things start to develop quite quickly.
Maybe a more “modular” approach.
Most people ask Chrome, install non-competitive Mozilla, instead.
Edited 2018-09-12 20:23 UTC
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