April 16, 2024

Microsoft has introduced it should lastly begin respecting the person’s default net browser in Home windows 11, though just for EU customers.

Microsoft has repeatedly angered customers by aggressively pushing Edge, even ignoring the person’s default net browser and launching Edge when opening some hyperlinks. The corporate is reversing that call, however solely within the EU, in response to an organization weblog:

Within the European Financial Space (EEA), Home windows system elements use the default browser to open hyperlinks.

Whereas it’s good Microsoft is making this variation for EU customers, it additionally makes the corporate’s claims to be a extra enlightened firm that respects selection and competitors ring hole. The corporate is clearly very happy to resort to the identical previous techniques that obtained it into antitrust bother in 2001, solely taking part in the kinder, gentler Microsoft when regulators drive its hand.