Honestly, What’s Wrong With Microsoft’s Edge Browser?

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techno.rentetan.com – It’s not acceptable that Microsoft is telling Edge users when they attempt to download Chrome that they’ll get an error notice. Once upon a time, Microsoft Edge was a viable competitor to Google Chrome, but today the browser seems to be in decline.

Recently, I reported about how upset Edge users were with Microsoft for integrating a financial app straight into the browser. When consumers attempt to install Google Chrome from Edge, Microsoft is feeding the flames by inserting a warning in Windows 11.

According to Windows Latest, there is now a pop-up warning to stop individuals from switching to Chrome. Microsoft seems to be employing a variety of prompts, including the following messages:

With the extra confidence of Microsoft, Microsoft Edge is based on the same technology as Chrome.
What a waste of time and money! Do you know what’s happening? In Microsoft’s “Edge”
Nobody has ever stated, “I despise saving money.” For online shopping, Microsoft Edge is the finest browser.

Let’s take a closer look at them. Clearly, the first two statements are at odds with one other. In spite of Microsoft’s claims that Chrome is outdated, the company’s “new” browser uses the same technology. Surely, Microsoft has come up with superior technologies in the last 13 years. Chromium, the browser used by Edge, was created by Google. In addition, there’s the “saving money” part, which ties back to the “sleazy” and “very unneeded” finance program that users are calling out.

If you ask us, Microsoft Edge is (or was) one of its most promising new services and a serious competitor to Google Chrome. If you’re looking to save money, this browser has a built-in discounts and coupons feature that may help you do it. Surely Microsoft would do all possible to protect Edge’s virtues after falling behind in the browser race for almost a decade. Instead, it seems like the corporation is doing all it can to make Edge even worse than it already is.

Additionally, Microsoft has made it increasingly harder for individuals to switch browsers. Every tile type (HTML, PDF, SVG, etc.) in Windows 11 must be explicitly assigned a default app by the user in order for their chosen browser to launch when they click on a web link. This approach was made easier by workarounds like the EdgeDeflector utility until Microsoft blocked the way these programs employed.

There are other companies that do this as well, and Microsoft isn’t the only one to do so. When using a different browser to access Google’s search engine, Google displays a pop-up identical to the ones used by Microsoft, pushing users to switch to Chrome.

Because we don’t want any firm exerting pressure on its customers, this form of pop-up should be phased away. Possibly, it might help Microsoft gain some of the confidence it so desperately craves by doing so.