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Windows 10 will nag you not to ditch default Microsoft Edge browser

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    ireland Active member

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    Windows 10 users ignore Microsoft Edge for a reason

    Microsoft should not be surprised to see Windows 10 users ignoring its Edge browser, or other stock programs for that matter. People will do that, especially when there is an alternative that better suits their needs. But, as a new leaked build shows, Microsoft does not want to give up the fight just yet.

    Windows 10 users who want to switch away Microsoft Edge (or some of the stock apps) might soon get a prompt, asking them to give the program a chance while listing some of its main features. But, at this point, this feels like a terrible idea, one that will surely annoy users and make them ignore Microsoft's efforts in the future, no matter how good its software might be.

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    Windows 10 will nag you not to ditch default Microsoft Edge browser

    MICROSOFT'S DETERMINATION to get people running Windows 10 could be about to resort to begging.

    A leaked build of Windows 10 currently circulating appears to show that if you try to change the default browser settings to Chrome or Firefox, a nag screen will open up asking you to 'Give Microsoft Edge a shot'.

    The new build, numbered 10568, began circulating over the weekend, just days after the official release of Build 10565, which delivered the promised but still irritating 'suggested apps' feature (i.e. adverts) to the Start Menu and lockscreen.

    The nag screen lures with the promise of Cortana integration, on-screen annotation of web pages, and a reading view. This is followed by a huge 'Don't switch and try now' option followed by a tiny option to proceed. Firefox and Google are going to be livid.

    On Friday, we looked at the real price of free software and how the 'free' upgrade to Windows 10 comes with lots of welcome features, but with, seemingly, a marketing engine that is making the playing field significantly less level for other developers.

    This is, of course, nothing new. Only last year, the EU lifted an order known as the Browser ballot' that forced Microsoft to offer a choice from 12 browsers, listed in random order, the first time they ran Windows in order to decrease the stranglehold of Internet Explorer. In some cases, special editions of the Windows operating system had to be produced for markets where bundleware has been deemed uncompetitive.

    Many apps in Windows Vista onwards were removed from the 'out of the box' experience and replaced with the optional Windows Live Essentials pack containing the likes of the now defunct Windows Live Messenger, but also popular ex-stock apps like Moviemaker.

    This is strictly a leaked build, and we cannot confirm whether these nag screens will see the light of day, but we understand that the same type of message also appears if you try to switch away from the stock photo and Groove Music apps as well, which is, let's face it, going to be bloody irritating if it's true.

    We've asked Microsoft to clarify, and will update this story once the firm gets back to us. ยต
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    ditched edge on upgrade almost 2 months ago and havent seed this nag.
     

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