Mozilla Bashes Microsoft For Browser Changes In Windows 10

Posted: Jul 31 2015, 11:23am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 31 2015, 11:26am CDT, in News | Technology News


Mozilla Bashes Microsoft For Browser Changes in Windows 10

Microsoft wants you to use its own browser only in Windows 10

Mozilla has censured Microsoft for making it harder for clients to change the default browser settings in Windows 10. In a public statement to the firm, Mozilla's CEO Chris Beard called the move an "aggressive" one.

He also said that it "overrides clients decision on Windows 10" by making clients work harder to use programs, for example, Mozilla's Firefox, Google Chrome and others.

In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla’s CEO CEO Chris Beard said, "It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows. It's confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.”

Before, when third party browsers wanted you to choose it as a default browser, a pop up would appear. But, it is not possible now and Windows 10 shows a settings page instead.

It is rather a longer process. On past frameworks it would change there.

Microsoft has introduced Edge in Windows 10 which is now way better than the Inter Explorer, which was one of the worst browser.

This move by Microsoft may be a part of the plan where it wants to see Edge replacing Chrome and Firefox.

Interestingly if you are updating from a system with Chrome or Firefox as your default browser, Edge will automatically become your default browser.

Microsoft has now given a reply to The Verge for the letter, which states: "We designed Windows 10 to provide a simple upgrade experience for users and a cohesive experience following the upgrade. During the upgrade, consumers have the choice to set defaults, including for web browsing. Following the upgrade, they can easily choose the default browser of their choice. As with all aspects of the product, we have designed Windows 10 as a service; if we learn from user experience that there are ways to make improvements, we will do so."

Windows 10 has been very popular in its first two days with almost 14 million people downloading it. Yet more people are expected to adopt Windows 10 in upcoming days.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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