Microsoft Retreats On Windows 11 Default Browser Behavior

  • 3 December 2021
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December 03, 2021  By Brandon Hill 

 

Intense user backlash likely sparked Microsoft's change of heart.

 

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Microsoft didn't win any new fans when it changed the default browser behavior in Windows 11. Rather than allowing Windows 11 users to change the browser defaults with a single click, they were forced to individually change default apps for HTM, HTML, PDF, SHTML, SVG, WEBP, XHT, XHTML, FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS formats. Thankfully, app developer Rafael Riviera (via Beebom) discovered that Microsoft reversed course in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22509, which was released earlier this week.

 

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