Microsoft to Warn Windows 10 Users Not to Install Chrome or Firefox
Microsoft actively advises beta users of Windows 10 to install another browser. Those who want to download Firefox or Chrome will see a large pop-up that recommends using Edge.
Users who use the Edge browser to download another browser such as Firefox or Chrome will receive a warning.
“You already have Microsoft Edge: the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” can be read in the pop-up. The user can then choose to open Edge, or to install the new browser after all.
Users can also choose not to see such pop-ups more often through the settings.
Microsoft has been trying to persuade users to use its Edge browser for some time. It is already set as the default browser in Windows 10, and promotional texts can be read when someone tries to change.
The message appears for the time being only in an Insider-build, a beta version of Windows 10. Microsoft uses such preview versions more often to test new features. They do not always appear in the final versions of Windows.