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Mozilla blasts Microsoft for Making Edge Defaults Browser in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is here and everything new and changing, Microsoft old and retired browser, internet explorer is not left behind as it has changed and transformed into Edge, a super fast and sleek browser that comes as the defaults browser in Windows 10 even when you’re updating from a system that previously used Chrome or Firefox as the default.

One person not happy and very upset about this development is no one other than Mozilla CEO, Chris Beard in an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, complaints and blasted the company for taking away its users’ choices and ignoring Mozilla’s calls for keeping the default during the upgrade process.

mozilla_battles_edge“When we first saw the Windows 10 upgrade experience that strips users of their choice by effectively overriding existing user preferences for the Web browser and other apps, we reached out to your team to discuss this issue,” Beard writes. “Unfortunately, it didn’t result in any meaningful progress, hence this letter.

“Sometimes we see great progress, where consumer products respect individuals and their choices. However, with the launch of Windows 10 we are deeply disappointed to see Microsoft take such a dramatic step backwards.”

— Mozilla CEO Chris Beard

To once again make Chrome or Firefox your default, you have to open your browser of choice and go through a few steps to tell Windows 10 about your choice. You can’t just click “Use Firefox as my default browser” and that’s that. All that button will do is open up the Windows 10 default settings. For non-technical users, the procedure isn’t exactly self-explanatory.

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