Switching to Default Browser (Google Chrome) on Windows 10 will be less difficult

Switching to Default Browser (Google Chrome) on Windows 10 will be less difficult

Microsoft has lost some goodwill by forcing the Microsoft Edge browser into the hands of indifferent users - but maybe those days are coming to an end. For a glimpse into the future, check out this GIF from Leopeva64, which has a future version of Google's Chrome web browser on her machine, along with the 2:22 update for Windows 10.

Upgraded takes just a few clicks of the settings menu, but you can see how much cleaner old Windows 10 looks. And with  Chrome and Windows 10 22H2 updates, you can simply tap a pop-up from the browser itself (in this case, Chrome Dev version 106.0.5231.2) to get it set up straight away. Surely it would also be nice to have  Windows 11. 

Related: How to Change Your Default Browser as Google Chrome in Windows 11

If you add the fact that competing browsers like Firefox and Opera already support the same kind of default app switching in the one-click browser, we might be entering a new golden age, where browsers can actually compete on their merits instead of begging or shoving you around. Just click to switch browsers, as often as you want, until you get to the one you want. 

I don't necessarily believe it, because Microsoft isn't the only browser maker that insists on prompts. And it's not clear if this one-touch feature will work in Windows 11. My colleague Tom just tried it with update 22H2 (you may have installed the release preview since June) and that just worked. push into the settings menu without doing anything. . It also didn't work for me on Windows 11 21H2. 

Chrome Dev is typically 9 to 12 weeks ahead of Chrome stable, according to Google's FAQ. According to Tom's sources, Windows 11 22H2 will launch in September. Windows 10 22H2 is also expected to release this fall.