Microsoft is returning a change of Windows 11 that made it a lot harder to change your default browser through the system settings. With Windows 11 build 22509, which was released recently, Microsoft has added a button to the Settings application that permits you to rapidly change your default browser to whatever you like, as found by Twitter user Rafael Rivera.
As found in a picture shared by Rivera, when you head into the file associations page for a browser like Chrome, you’ll presently see a button at the top that allows you to make it your default browser. This is likewise the page you’re taken to when a browser inquires as to whether you need to set it as the default, so it’s currently a lot simpler to change your default browser with several ticks. Microsoft has affirmed this change is purposeful, however it didn’t say whether we’ll have to sit tight for a full component update the following fall or on the other hand assuming it will be conveyed through an aggregate update to the current version of Windows 11.
This change is a significant one since this was quite possibly the most disputable move Microsoft made in its endeavor to drive clients to utilize the Edge browser. At the point when you endeavor to open a connection outside a browser in Windows 11 and you have numerous browsers introduced, you’re approached to pick a browser. In any case, except if you explicitly pick an alternate browser from Edge and imprint the checkbox to make that browser your default, Edge will be the default from that point forward. To make an already difficult situation even worse, the Windows 11 Settings page no longer allows you to pick a default browser application overall; all things being equal, you need to change the relationship for the HTTP convention, HTML documents, etc independently, which made it substantially more monotonous to change your default browser. This provoked Mozilla to foster a hack that permitted Firefox to go around all of this and make itself the default browser.
It deteriorates, in any case, as Microsoft has made different strides that conflict with client decision. The organization as of late obstructed Edge Deflector, an application that diverted local Windows 11 connections from Edge to the client’s default browser. Just yesterday, it was found that the organization is additionally showing debilitating prompts in the Edge browser assuming clients attempted to download Google Chrome. Ideally, we’ll see more customer agreeable changes that make it more straightforward for clients to pick their own browser.
Beside this change, Windows 11 form 22509 incorporated a couple of more changes for Windows 11, to be specific giving clients all the more new customization choices for the Start menu, permitting them to either see additional stuck things or more things from the Recommended list at the base. It likewise brought additional settings from the Control Panel into the Windows 11 Settings application, a piece of Microsoft’s interaction to bring together the entirety of its settings under one interface, which has been going for a couple of years at this point.