Microsoft not respecting user choice

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I use Edge as my main browser but seriously Microsoft needs to respect their users. I use their product, I don’t want them to put a pop-up asking me to switch to bing as default when I have gone out my way to not use their default search engine.

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14 responses to “Microsoft not respecting user choice”

  1. will

    While I agree that the pop-up is annoying, I received it as well and will see if it continues, so far they are respecting my choice.

    Now, if this continues and this pops up often that will be a different story.

    • usman

      It's shown up twice on the same PC. It's also masking an ad by labelling it as 'Assistance from Microsoft Edge'. I will commend them for mentioning the search engine will switch to Bing, but if that wasn't there, I'd tick use recommended settings. Who knows what other recommended settings are enabled that aren't disclosed.

  2. Brazbit

    I use Edge as my main browser but seriously Google needs to respect their users. I use their services, I don’t want them to put a pop-up asking me to switch to Chrome as default when I have gone out my way to not use their browser.


  3. miamimauler

    Let's be honest here. Both Microsoft and Google behave like a**holes when it comes to this type of thing.



  4. winner

    We knew Microsoft didn't respect users when they changed the behavior of the dialog box to upgrade to Windows 10 - in order to trick users into upgrading when users had decided not to.

    OS upgrade - "free"

    Ads - all over the OS

    Telemetry - activated

    User respect - gone

    Conclusion - you are their product


    • anoldamigauser

      And this differs from the tactics of Google and Apple how? Corporations all act like shit, and every action is meant to increase their bottom line. That is the way the world works.


      In the scheme of things, and following the money, I would still rather deal with Microsoft and Apple and avoid Google as much as possible. You are free to make your own choices.

  5. vladimir

    I am also receiving this pop up on each one of my computers and I find it to be extremely annoying. I don’t want to use Bing ever, there should be a way to tell this to Microsoft forever

  6. sharps

    Pops up in every single profile as well. Very annoying...


    Likely will be a success for driving traffic to bing as the average user will just accept the dark pattern and change their permissions.

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