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    Last Windows 11 update changed default browser to Edge, default Chrome search-engine to Bing and changed “restore previous tabs” setting to “always open Bing on startup”

    So they basically ****** around with third-party software settings to push their ****** products. This is pathetic, predatory and should be illegal.

    How do you deal with Microsoft’s ******** on a daily basis? Any similar stories?

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    • #2421312

      One person posting a symptom, 200+ people discussing search engines and Microsoft management style and not confirming or denying the symptom.

      Anyone else seeing this on their Windows 11 or is it a one-off of the poster?

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2421374

      One person posting a symptom, 200+ people discussing

      The original post has 1.1k comments with 96% upvoted.

      The first reply has 1.3k responses…

      • #2421388

        I still didn’t see anyone actually confirming the bug.  I see a TON of people talking about Bing versus Google.  Just because it’s upvoted doesn’t mean that the bug is confirmed.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2421477

      I’m not sure which updates the Reddit poster has in mind, but as an experiment tonight, after checking Settings for the default browser (some set to Vivaldi, others to Firefox, others to Edge), I downloaded and installed the Windows 11 January CU, then rebooted and checked the default apps again. Everything stayed the same as I’d had it before the CU.

      OTOH, if this is really happening to some people (and I await confirmation), it could be one of those infamous A/B trial balloons that are sometimes used to see how people react to a change (or to gauge how much they’re willing to put up with).

       

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