techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com February 20, 2019


Windows 10 warns users not to install Chrome and Firefox

13 September 2018, 04:43 | Casey Mitchell

Windows 10 warns users not to install Chrome and Firefox

Windows 10 warns users not to install Chrome and Firefox

While Microsoft is in the "final stages" of testing the next major Windows 10 update, testers at TechDows seem to have spotted a new feature that prompts user to try Mircosoft Edge instead of the third-party browsers. Microsoft has also added an option "Don't want to be warned in the future" which takes the users to Settings and allows them to disable app recommendations.

The intercepting of installers on Windows is a new low, however.

Microsoft already promotes the message that "Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer browser on Windows 10 and it is already installed on your PC", when you search for Firefox or Chrome via Microsoft Edge. When you're on a laptop, Windows 10 tells you that Chrome is draining your battery.

While Windows 10 only recommends Edge over other browsers right now, Microsoft could push more of its apps with these "recommendations". Maybe all those people clinging to Windows 7 are on to something after all.

'DUCHA--': Meghan Markle’s sister slams her for acting ‘fake’
Markle revealed his fears Meghan was masking the stresses of royal life with a smile. Markle in 1988, was the only relative she had in church.

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update will arrive in October. The way it forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 against their will back in 2016, is a prime example.

A "Do this anyway" button also appears in the Windows SmartScreen popups, which warns you before you run a downloaded application that might potentially be unsafe.

An image of the offending pop-up was shared in a tweet by user Sean Hoffman. Great job, Windows team. How do you get those people to give Edge a chance? Now it's being used to trumpet Edge, too.

Here's the amusing thing: Despite all these tricks, Edge only has about 4% of the browser market.

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with ‘disaster at doorstep’
Duke Energy officials say Florence will knock out power to an estimated 1 million to 3 million customers in North and SC . Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.

Prompts of that sort can be turned off by using the link under the buttons on the popup. If someone is downloading Chrome or Firefox, they've already made their choice as to what browser they want to use. Google doesn't put up a warning page when you search for Firefox, and it doesn't try to slow you down when you install another browser on Android.

Microsoft sells an operating system we all pay for, even if it's built into the cost of the PCs we buy.

WTF?! As demonstrated by the methods it used to get people onto Windows 10, Microsoft isn't averse to using shady tactics when pushing its products. You see, if a user makes the effort to manually download the installer for a browser with Edge, they obviously want to use that browser instead of Edge. To do that requires focusing on making Edge better than the alternatives and marketing it as such.

United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of 'lies' after Putin's Skripal poisoning denial
Prime Minister Theresa May said intelligence showed the poisonings were state-sponsored by Russian Federation . The Skripals spent weeks in hospital in a critical condition after the poisoning.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump to issue order allowing sanctions on foreigners meddling in U.S
Congress is also considering several pieces of legislation that would punish foreign countries for interfering in USA elections.

Pope to meet US bishops Thursday over abuse scandal
Cardinal Wuerl, as is customary, presented his resignation from the College of Cardinals upon his 75th birthday three years ago. A Vatican statement said the meeting also will include Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and Monsignor Brian Bransfield.

Australian miners unearth 'once-in-a-lifetime' gold rock discovery
Canadian miner, RNC Minerals said the largest specimen, weighing 95kg, was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold. The Kambalda resident has been in the profession for 16 years and says he has never seen anything like it.

Melbourne newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams
Knight's caricature showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams jumping up and down on her broken racquet, having spat out a dummy. Leading the criticism, Rowling said it had reduced "one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes".

Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68
The casualty toll increased overnight as a number of critically wounded protesters died from their injuries. Local officials said bodies and wounded men were rushed to private and government hospitals.

Prince William Launched A New Website Meant To Improve Mental Health
The charity Mind conducted the survey, which included almost 44,000 participants. I took a lot home without realising it.

GOP lawmakers may oppose tax bill 2.0 to hold onto seats
The midterm elections historically have been treacherous for the party in power, and the latest Q poll seems to reaffirm that. Some Democrats and independents side with the President even though they do not like the job he is doing.

Leaked: Apple iPhone XS Looks Gorgeous in the Gold Shade!
We're looking at 5,888 yuan ($858) for iPhone XC , 7,388 yuan ($1,076) for iPhone XS and 8,388 yuan ($1,222) for iPhone XS Plus . The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was just announced and we expect three new iPhones and two Google Pixel phones to launch soon.

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'
While Florence is no longer considered a major hurricane , its reach has expanded, threatening residents from Georgia to Virginia. Rather than pushing up toward western Virginia, the storm's center is now predicted to move across the middle of SC .

Putin says Salisbury suspects are civilians, not criminals
The attack left the Skripals hospitalized for weeks , and two other local residents were seriously sickened months later. The UK accused two men of attempting to assassinate a former Russian agent in England with military-grade nerve agent.