According to the reports reaching us from our sources, Microsoft is testing a new change to the future version of its Windows 10 which will probably offend anyone that is making use of the operating system. According to the company, “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge.” This change translates that individuals who have Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox set as their default browser in Windows 10 will not be able to use them because Microsoft will force them into making use of Microsoft Edge when a link is clicked by them within the Mail app.
This change is somewhat absurd and highly unnecessary. This is not the first time that Microsoft has done something of this nature, in May 2016, the company instead of letting users to use browsers that have been set as default to access Cortana, it locked down the service forcing Cortana users to use Bing search and open results in the Microsoft Edge browser. In a blog post two days ago, Dona Sarkar of Microsoft said “As always, we look forward to feedback from our WIP community.” It is certain that Microsoft will get a whole load of feedback as a result of this change. One can only hope that the company will detach from this course of action.
For a while now, Microsoft has with great urgency been trying to convince Windows 10 users to switch from Chrome to Edge. The company has not made it easy to switch the default browser in Windows 10, it created videos in a bid to trash Google Chrome battery life claims, and even used a variety of annoying ads within the Windows 10 itself to try and promote Edge, even though none of these efforts have worked. At the moment, Chrome still remains the top browser on desktop PCs.