Mozilla criticizes browser-selection change in Windows

By n8willis

Mozilla has launched a multi-pronged campaign to challenge a recent
change in Windows that has the effect of overriding users’ choice of
Firefox as the default web browser. Mozilla CEO Chris Beard posted a
blog entry
outlining the problem as well as an open
to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The change apparently
landed with the recent Windows 10 release and, as Beard explains it,
while it is technically possible for people to preserve their
previous settings and defaults, the design of the new Windows 10
upgrade experience and user interface does not make this obvious nor
” Mozilla has also posted tutorials
and videos
to help users restore Firefox as their default browser.

From: LWN


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