Microsoft has made a lot of changes, some good, some inexplicable, and even annoying, on win11, the latest operating system. On browsers, Win11 is so cumbersome to change the default browser that it affects third-party browsers that others have to think about cracking Microsoft's restrictions.
As we've reported before, after running the browser for the first time in Win11, Microsoft will prompt you to choose a browser as the default browser, and if you choose Edge as the default, it's a hassle to change the default browser later, because changing the default again isn't just about choosing a browser.
If you change back from Edge to Chrome default, players need to change the default apps such as HTM, HTML, PDF, SHTML, SVG, WEBP, XHT, XHTML, FTP, HTTP, and HTTPps to Chrome in their settings, or they will continue to use Edge browser when opening similar files or web pages.
Simply put, if it's not Microsoft's own Edge browser, to replace Firefox, Chrome and other third-party browsers as the default, it needs to click more than 30 times, the various suffixes one by one to the third-party browser, very troublesome.
Microsoft has explained that it is doing so to improve security and prevent malware abuse, but Microsoft's rhetoric is unsavoury because home-made Edge is not treated like this.
Microsoft's restrictions on changing the default browser are fatal for Firefox, because if it is not treated as the default browser, Firefox usage and the number of users will be affected, which will directly affect Firefox's future development.
For this reason Mozilla also had to sword the edge, they rarely use reverse engineering to crack Microsoft's restrictions,Now Win11 can also set Firefox as the default browser with one click, no need to click more than 30 times.