Hot Potato: We all know Microsoft isn't afraid to use aggressive tactics when pushing people to its products. Redmond's situation was clarified when he recently started blocking a tool called EdgeDeflector in Windows 11 that redirects links from the company's browser to the user's preferred option.
As most Windows users know, links are directed to Edge in Microsoft apps like Cortana and Windows Search, even after setting an alternate web browser as the default. In Windows 11, this spreads to the Widgets page, making it difficult for Microsoft to change browsers to their latest operating system.
To get around this inconvenience, Daniel Alexanderson created EdgeDeflector, a free tool that Microsoft Tracks edge:// links and changes to the normal https:// that opens in your default browser. p>
But Microsoft seems to be trying and Alexanderson doesn't like it. The developer explains that Windows 11 build 22494, released on November 3, makes it impossible to configure anything other than Edge as the protocol controller for the microsoft-edge:// protocol.
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Microsoft is blocking a tool that redirects Edge links in Windows 11, but there are alternatives