Microsoft implemented and then removed a Windows 10 Edge prompt

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft is walking back on a controversial feature implemented into one of the latest preview releases of its flagship Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft had initially implemented a pop-up prompt in its Windows 10 preview release from September 14th. The prompt appeared whenever a user had attempted to install Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome or Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox. Touting that users already had "the safer, faster browser for Windows 10" in Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge, the pop-up gave users the option to either open up Edge or continue with the installation of their initially intended web browser.

According to Tom Warren at The Verge, Microsoft no longer intends to implement this prompt in next month's aptly titled Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but could incorporate similar pop-up-like prompts in the future.

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