Technology Firefox as default browser on Windows 10 and 11: with nasty tricks against nasty tricks

19:30  13 september  2021
19:30  13 september  2021 Source:   drwindows.de

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Microsoft wants to make it as difficult for users to use another browser as Microsoft Edge. In Windows 10, the browser's election is only a bit cumbersome, under Windows 10 is the process so laborious that there is no other name for that as chicane.

Mozilla, however, has found a way to bypass these chicane. Since Firefox Version 91 is enough to click to set Firefox as standard browser under Windows 10 and 11. So far, that seems to have noticed anyone, by an article at theverge , the topic today receives media attention today.

One has looked at Mozilla exactly how this "protective wall" works and integrated into Firefox a function that deals with it. A fieser trick against a nasty trick, so to speak.

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At Mozilla, the measure is justified by the fact that users should have the choice and that this election must be maximally easy. There you are absolutely right. Microsoft, in turn, says that the circumvention of security mechanisms is not a supported procedure in this way.

You are stupidly right. Even if in the case of Firefox exactly that happens, what you want to have as a user, this is purely technical in the category "manipulation of system settings". I'm very curious how Microsoft reacts: Will you tolerate the tolerate or actually play the muscles and block the function? To intercept the process and run inside the emptiness should be a light.

The only sensible solution would be if Microsoft on Windows 11 restores at least the state of Windows 10. This was obviously a procedure that could handle both users and competitors. I can not understand a bit, why Microsoft offers unnecessarily an attack surface here.

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