“Give Edge a shot”→

The Verge:

Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default browser and install Chrome and switch defaults, then a dialog box with “give Microsoft Edge a shot” appears.

Safari in OS X does the same thing. And it’s still less annoying than Chrome is cross-platform – I switched from Chrome to Edge on my PC because I got tired of the “Hangouts” extension installing itself every time I opened Chrome.1


  1. Fun fact: that’s in violation of the Chrome app store’s TOS. Google is violating their own terms.
    And yes, every time I remove the Hangouts extension, I do report it for that.