Microsoft Is Playing Dirty Yet Again, Shuts Down Firefox’s Default Browser Hack

What's next, Microsoft?


Microsoft has previously been criticized for forcing users to use the “all-new Edge browser” or, let’s say, “browsers” on Windows. Recently, the giant said that it would block all workarounds for setting other browsers as default on Windows, and the latest update is where we see this happening.

The update blocks browsers and their workarounds, and the links can no longer be forced to open with other browsers. Microsoft previously called out Mozilla and said that its workaround is “improper” and that the giant will block it in future updates, and this is the update where we see that happening. Recently, Vivaldi CEO Jon Von Tetzchner also called out Microsoft for “Trying to establish a monopoly with bad practices.”

How-to Geek reports that a new tool called MSEdgeRedirect does work, but you’ll have to have it running in the background. However, don’t expect this workaround to work forever — Microsoft might block this as well in the future.

What are your thoughts about Microsoft forcing users to use Edge only? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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