Microsoft is testing a new change in its future version of Windows 10 that will likely annoy anyone using the operating system. The software giant revealed today that "we will begin testing a change where the activated links within the Windows Mail application will open in Microsoft Edge." The change means that if you have Chrome or Firefox configured as your default browser in Windows 10, Microsoft will simply ignore that and force you to access Edge when you click on a link in the Mail application.
It's a ridiculous change, similar to that of Microsoft, which forces Cortana users to use the Bing search and open the results in the Microsoft Edge browser instead of other browsers that are set as default. "As always, we are waiting for comments from our WIP community," says Microsoft's Dona Sarkar in a blog post today. I'm sure Microsoft will receive a lot of comments about this unnecessary change, and we can only hope that the company does not ignore it.
Microsoft has been desperately trying to convince Windows 10 users to switch from Chrome to Edge. The software maker has made it difficult to change the default browser in Windows 10, has created videos to eliminate the life demands of the Google Chrome battery and has even used a variety of annoying ads within Windows 10 to try to promote Edge. None of these efforts has worked, however. Chrome is still the most popular browser on desktop PCs.