Microsoft Backs Down, Won’t Warn Users Away From Using Chrome, Firefox

It was reported last week that Microsoft was warning Windows 10 users against third-party browsers like Chrome and Firefox. A user reported seeing a prompt when he launched Firefox which said that the company’s own Edge browser is “safer” and “faster” on the operating system. The company classified the prompt as a “warning” as it allowed users to choose no to be “warned” about this by tweaking their settings. It’s now being said that the company has decided to drop this warning for third-party browsers. The prompt hadn’t been spotted widely which suggests that the company was possibly just testing it out. According to a report, Microsoft has decided to reverse this controversial test in the latest Windows 10 preview.The test wasn’t really appreciated by those who experienced it or those who read about it. Chrome and Firefox are two of the most widely used internet browsers and such a “warning” would suggest that they’r

Microsoft Backs Down, Won’t Warn Users Away From Using Chrome, Firefox

Microsoft has changed its tune on the warnings it wanted to introduce when users installed Chrome or Firefox. It won't be warning users when the new update drops, though it may give such warnings ...

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Extremetech

Microsoft U-turns on a warning message that cautioned users to AVOID installing Google Chrome

When users with the latest operating system updated from Microsoft attempted to install third-party web browsers, the operating system previously surfaced a pop-up warning.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Microsoft Drops Windows 10 Warning About Chrome And Other Browsers

It was reported last week that Microsoft was warning Windows 10 users against third-party browsers like Chrome and Firefox. A user reported seeing a prompt when he launched Firefox which said ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Ubergizmo

Microsoft quietly scrubs Windows 10 warning against Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft is joining Google in walking back a bad browser decision having decided to ditch its controversial Windows prompt urging users not to download rivals Chrome and Firefox. The ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Engadget

Microsoft backs off from Windows 10 ‘warning’ about Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft started testing a warning for Windows 10 users last week that displayed a prompt when Chrome or Firefox was about to be installed. The software giant is now reversing ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from The Verge

Microsoft Windows U-turn removes warning about installing Chrome, Firefox - CNET

Apparently the Windows 10 team has second thoughts about the Microsoft Edge promotion.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from CNET

Microsoft warns users to avoid installing rival Google Chrome or Firefox browsers on Windows

The warning has been spotted in the beta version of the latest edition of Windows 10, currently being tested with users who are part of its 'Insiders' initiative to gauge public reaction. ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Windows 10 Now Warns Users Not to Install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft's latest version of Windows will warn you about installing harmful, dangerous applications. Like Chrome. And Firefox. Say hello to the new 'begware' model of software distribution. ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Extremetech

Microsoft tests rival browser 'warnings'

Pop-up warnings about the Chrome and Firefox browsers could soon be hitting some Windows 10 users.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from BBC Technology

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