Windows 11 is configured to make it easy to change your default web browser. Microsoft is reportedly reverting to some recent changes to Windows 11 that made changing your default browsers, which should be a relatively straightforward task, a longer process.
Twitter user Rafael Rivera (via) pointed out that Windows 11 build 22509 has a new browser [Set default] button. Check out the tweet below.
Windows build 22509 has a new browser [Set default] button. ?? pic.twitter.com/kRDFPKfJMv
– Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael) December 1, 2021
When users navigate to the file associations page, they may spot a new “Set as Default” button at the top that allows you to switch from Edge, the default browser, to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera with just one click, as the process was back in Windows 10.
Currently, Windows 11 users don’t have a dedicated button to simply change the default browser. Instead, users are forced to change the default app to open each type of extension (.htm, .html, etc.), making it a cumbersome process, indirectly tricking users into it. stick to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has also displayed discouraging messages to users trying to download Google Chrome from Microsoft Edge. Users reported seeing “This browser is so 2008!” Do you know what’s up? Microsoft Edge ”when downloading Chrome.
According to a report by XDA Developers, Microsoft has confirmed that the feature is an intentional addition. However, we still don’t know if it will be added via a Windows 11 cumulative update or a full feature update, although the former seems more likely.
Windows 11 version 22509 would also add other features such as new customization options for Start menus and more Control Panel settings in the Windows 11 Settings app.