Mozilla’s Firefox has recently made it easy for the user to switch from the default browser. Earlier you needed to follow a set of steps to change the default browsers but now with only Mozilla has come closer to that single click process of changing the default browser. Microsoft Edge is the default browser that comes in Windows OS.
Before the Version 91 update was released every user had to follow a similar process on the setting to make the browser default. However, after the August 10th update, Mozilla has reverse engineered the method of setting the default browser. Without even following the steps on setting the user can change the default browser in one click to Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla spokesperson said, “People should have the ability to simply and easily set defaults, but they don’t”. He further said, “All operating systems should offer official developer support for default status so people can easily set their apps as default. Since that hasn’t happened on Windows 10 and 11, Firefox relies on other aspects of the Windows environment to give people an experience similar to what Windows provides to Edge when users choose Firefox to be their default browser.”
Mozilla has been trying to convince Microsoft to improve its default browser setting, But unfortunately, the company has not received any positive response. Moreover, the upcoming Windows 11 will make it harder to switch to the default browser. On the other hand, Mozilla has started implementing changes in Firefox.
After the lead from Mozilla Firefox, many other web browsers including Vivaldi, Opera and Google are waiting for the response from Microsoft. The company has security-related reasons to protect from malware. The complication in the new Windows 11 makes the rival unhappy as the playing field is getting complicated.
Tanmay is a technical writer from the field of mass communication. He aims to communicate the best of the technology to the readers through his write ups. If not writing you can find him with his camera capturing nature and exploring the unexplored world.
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