Microsoft To Stop Forcing Windows 11 Users Into Edge in EU Countries

Microsoft will finally stop forcing Windows 11 users in Europe to sign into Edge if they click a link from the Windows Widgets panel or from search results. From a report: The software giant has started testing the changes to Windows 11 in the latest test versions of the operating system, but the changes are limited to countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). “In the European Economic Area (EEA), Windows system components use the default browser to open links,” reads a change note from a Windows 11 test build released to Dev Channel testers last month. Microsoft is ignoring the default browser selection in its Windows 10 search experience and taskbar widget, which forces users to enter Edge if they click on a link instead of their default browser. Windows 11 continued this trend, with search still forcing users into Edge and a new dedicated widget area that also ignores the default browser setting.

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