Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10

Windows 10 warning for Google Chrome

As reported by The Verge, Microsoft has inserted these pop-ups in the latest Windows 10 test builds that are now available to Windows Insiders.

"Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer browser on Windows 10 and is already installed on your PC", it says - just in case you forgot in the seconds between double-clicking the Edge icon and typing your search for something better. The company has been trying various moves over the years to lure users to Edge, such as adding pop-ups when people use third-party browsers.

Microsoft is reportedly warning Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. "Open settings" link, you'll be taken to the Settings Apps Apps & Features page. As per the images shared by the users, a dialog box appears when someone launches an installer for another browser. Head into the settings and disable app recommendations. Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox are two of the most popular browsers, and that has made it hard for Microsoft to convince users to opt for its Edge browser. We have a serious bone to pick with Windows 10's development team here: This message sounds like it's about safety, but it's just about Microsoft's profits.

Microsoft has released Edge for Android and the browser has been well received by Android users.

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This isn't the only message in Windows 10 that promotes Microsoft Edge. How do you get those people to give Edge a chance? For example, Microsoft has used the "tips, tricks, and suggestions" feature-again, enabled by default-to suggest you use Edge with intrusive pop-ups on your taskbar. Most Windows 10 users click through all these annoying prompts and use Chrome instead.

People talk about how Google pushes Chrome, but that's pretty different.

I tried to install Chrome Stable and Firefox Stable, and both installations were intercepted by the prompt. We wish Google would quit nagging people so much too, but Microsoft is going too far.

Even more frustrating is the fact that Windows displays this prompt even when you're installing yet another browser.

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