Microsoft is trying to bolster Edge in Windows 10 by overriding browser defaults

MICROSOFT IS back in “let’s see what we can get away with” mode, as it starts experimenting with overriding your default browser with its own Microsoft Edge.

In the latest Skip Ahead build (17623) of Windows 10 for its Insiders, the built-in Windows Mail client has been set to open any links within emails with Microsoft Edge, even if you’ve set another browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc) as your default.

Usually, when it goes batshit like this, it does it very quietly, but this time the Windows Blog even has the audacity to explain in full why this act of anti-competitive defiance is “in our users best interests” – or to put it another way ‘why we know you better than you do’.

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