Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

Recent Windows 11 Insider build looks to thwart Edge browser workarounds

A recent Windows 11’s Insider Preview build appears to foil workarounds that let users set rival browsers as defaults, forcing them to rely on Microsoft’s Edge to handle web links.

Typically, a system uses whatever browser is set as the default in order to bring up https:// links. The latest Windows 11 build (22494), however, appears to push a user to set Edge as their browser by bringing up links as microsoft-edge:https://.

In other words, Microsoft updated the Windows 11 Preview to block any attempts to redirect some URLs away from the Edge browser.

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Windows Insider program offers three channels for early adopters: a Dev Channel where new features are introduced for initial testing; a Beta Channel, where more complete features are included for final testing (best for users who want the most stable builds); and a Program Release Preview channel for testing cumulative updates. After feedback from the Insider community, Microsoft may modify, keep, or remove updates.

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