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Microsoft makes it more challenging to change default browsers in Windows 11

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Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 11 release will make it harder to switch default browsers. It also ignores default browser settings in new areas of Windows 11. While Microsoft is making many positive changes to the Windows 11 UI, the default apps experience is a step back, and browser competitors like Mozilla, Opera, and Vivaldi are concerned.

Microsoft has made Windows 11 easier to set default apps. Windows 10 also has a prompt when you open a website for the first time. This is the only way to switch browsers. The default browser will remain the same unless you tick “always utilize this app.” It is easy to forget about turning on “always use the app” so you can launch the browser from the prompt, and you will never see the default option again when you click on web links.

You will find it challenging to switch default browsers if you forget to set your default browser on the first launch. Chrome and other browsers may prompt you to set them as default. Windows will then take you to the settings section to enable it.

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Microsoft has changed how default apps are assigned in Windows 11. This means that defaults must now be set by file type or link type instead of one switch. Chrome will change the default file type to HTM, HTML, and PDF. SHTML, SVG. WEB. XHTML. FTP, HTTP.

This is a tedious process compared to Windows 10, which allows for quick and easy switching default email, maps, and music, as well as photos, videos, and web browser apps. Firefox, Chrome, and Opera were all tested. Only Firefox could set defaults without directing users to the default apps section in Windows 11. Competitors are not appreciating Microsoft’s Windows 11 changes.

Selena Deckelmann (senior vice president of Firefox) stated that “we have been increasingly concerned about the trend on Windows.” She made this statement to The Verge. “Since Windows 10, users had to take extra and unnecessary steps to set and maintain their default browser settings. These restrictions are confusing and appear to be designed to make it difficult for users to choose a non-Microsoft web browser.

Mozilla isn’t alone in its concerns, which it has been highlighting for years. Vivaldi spokesperson said that Microsoft has a history of doing this and seems to be getting worse. “It is becoming harder to change defaults with every Windows version.” They know that locking people in is the only way to get them to use their browsers.

Opera, another competitor to Microsoft Edge, also doesn’t like Microsoft’s Windows 11 default apps changes. Krystian Kolondra is Opera’s head browser. He stated that it was disappointing when platform vendors obscure an everyday use case to increase the product’s standing. “We encourage platform vendors to allow users to choose their platform and to accept competition. It is a mistake to take away the user’s choice.

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We reached out to Google to provide feedback on Microsoft’s Edge changes, but they did not respond to our request in time. Although Google did not respond directly to The Verge, Hiroshi Bruckheimer, the head of Android, Chrome, and Chrome OS, did respond on Twitter to the changes.

Lockheimer said, “This is from the company that claims the most open, with the most choice’.” “I hope that this is a developer preview and that the shipping version Windows 11 lives up to their claims. This is far from a ‘choice.

Windows 11 browsers are not only affected by default app choices. Microsoft has been ignoring default browser choices in its search experience in Windows 10. The company introduced a taskbar widget that also ignored a default browser and forced users into Edge.

Windows 11 continues to follow this trend. Search still forces users into Edge, and there is now a dedicated widgets area that also ignores the default browser setting. A brave spokesperson said that Windows 11 widgets would ignore the default browser setting and instead open Microsoft Edge. Brave values users and condemns the Windows 11 approach. The choice of default browser can have many consequences for privacy and individuals. Users should have the freedom to choose.

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It’s not clear yet whether Windows 11 will also continue Microsoft’s trend of forcing Edge onto people through Windows Updates, with regular prompts to switch. This seems unnecessary as Edge, which is Chromium-based, is a beautiful browser that most people won’t use or want to change. Microsoft would not be pleased if Google and Apple ignored browser defaults for iOS or Android. This is why this flagrant disregard is worrying.

Microsoft claims these changes will allow Windows users more control over default apps. In a statement to the Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson stated that Windows 11 would implement customer feedback to control defaults at a more granular scale. This includes eliminating app categories and elevating every app to the forefront in the defaults experience. As you can see, we are constantly learning and listening to our customers. We welcome any feedback that will help shape Windows. Windows 11 will evolve. If we know from our users that there are improvements we can make, we will.

Windows 11 will be available in a few days, and the competitors are clear that these changes are not welcome. But is Microsoft listening? We’ll find out in a couple of months.

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The launch will not allow you to edit multiplayer maps or play Halo Infinite in co-op

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These will be added to the game over time.

Halo Infinite will be released this holiday season. However, at launch, you won’t have the ability to play campaign mode with your friends or edit multiplayer levels using Forge mode. Developer 343 Industries announced Friday.

“When we looked at these experiences — campaign coop and Forge – we made the determination [that] that they’re just simply not ready,” Joseph Staten (head of creative on Halo Infinite) said in a video. “So campaign co-op will be kept in the oven for a bit longer. We’ll release them next year as part of our season roadmap when they’re complete.

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CAMPAIGN CO-OP IS TARGETED FOR SEASON TWO, WHILE FORGE IS SET FOR SEASON THREE

Staten stated that 343 Industries plans to ship campaign co-op and Forge in the second season. Staten stated that 343 Industries aims to ship a new season approximately every three months. This means that campaign co-op will likely arrive around three months after launch, while Forge will arrive six months later.

Halo’s campaign cooperative and Forge mode are two hallmarks of the series, so fans may be disappointed to learn that they won’t be available at launch. However, 343 remains committed to launching the campaign this holiday season and season one multiplayer.

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Staten said, “We’ll soon be discussing our actual release date.” Xbox is hosting an event in just a few days on August 24th, so perhaps Microsoft and 343 Industries will reveal the date there.

HALO INFINITE HAS HAD A BIT OF ROCKY HISTORY

The latest delays in campaign co-op, Forge and Forge are all part of Halo Infinite’s recent history. The original release date for the game was 2020. However, it was delayed to 2021 after a campaign that revealed the origins of the Craig meme. Staten, who was involved in the initial three Halo games, was brought on board soon after.

Despite its slow development, however, the recent multiplayer technical preview was very positive. This could suggest that the game will live to fans’ expectations when it finally releases this holiday season. You’ll need to wait for the game to be released to play it with your friends or modify it in Forge mode.

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WHO’s Solidarity trial in a new phase will test three potential COVID-19 medications

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The study started in June 2021 and will continue until May 2022. It is currently being done in more than 600 hospitals across 52 countries.

The second phase of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity PLUS trial is now underway. It will be testing four new therapies – Artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – to treat COVID-19.

There were four drugs: remdesivir (hydroxychloroquine), lopinavir, interferon, and hydroxychloroquine. Evaluation of a previous Solidarity PLUS trial They found that they had little or no effect upon hospitalized patients void-19

An independent panel of experts selected these drugs because they could lower the death risk for patients in hospitals.COVID-19 These are the manufacturers of these. These are the manufactures Donations of medicines that were made. Thank you for participating in the trials.

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The World Health Organization’s Solidarity PLUS trial is the world’s largest ongoing randomized control trial of potential COVID-19 therapeutics. It is the largest international collaboration between the WHO Member States.

It allows the trial to simultaneously evaluate multiple treatments using the same protocols, thanks to the involvement of thousands of patients and researchers. They can also get solid estimates of the drug’s impact on mortality, even moderate ones.

The WHO adds new treatments to its guidelines while dropping ineffective, unsafe, or ineffective.

The study started in June 2021 and will continue until May 2022. The study is currently being carried out in more than 600 hospitals across 52 countries.

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“Finding more effective and accessible therapeutics for COVID-19 patients remains a critical need, and WHO is proud to lead this global effort,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

These drugs include:

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  • Ipca manufactures Artesunate It to treat malaria. It is made from the herb Artemisia Annua. Artemisinin is a derivative that Artesunate has been used for malaria treatment for more than 30 years. Artesunate can be considered very safe. Artemisia, also known as Sweet Wormwood, can be found in Asia and North America. The standard malaria treatment will be administered intravenously for seven consecutive days. Its anti-inflammatory properties and effectiveness will also be evaluated.
  • Imatinib Novartis produces it, and it is used as a cancer treatment. It’s an oral drug. Early experimental data suggest that it may “reverse the pulmonary capillary loss.” It is administered orally for 14 days daily.
  • Infliximab Johnson and Johnson have produced it and uses it to treat immune-system-related diseases. It is a TNFalpha inhibitor. This chimeric monoclonal antibody recognizes human TNFalpha. These anti-TNF medications have been used for over 20 years. They have been proven safe and effective in reducing inflammation across a broad spectrum, even in the elderly population who are clinically most vulnerable.COVID-19. The standard does Crohn’s Disease patients received intravenously will be administered.

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Clubhouse removed personal information from Afghan users’ accounts as a security measure

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The platform aims to protect users’ privacy and security.

Clubhouse, a social audio app, has joined other social networks in protecting the privacy and security of Afghan users. The platform reset the bios and photos of tens to thousands of Afghan users earlier this week and made it more difficult for search engines to find their accounts. Clubhouse spokesperson said that the actions did not affect users’ followers and that all changes can be reversed if desired.

Clubhouse reminds its Afghan customers that pseudonyms are allowed for safety and human rights reasons. According to the spokesperson, Clubhouse consulted experts in violent extremism and free expression to develop its approach.

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As the Taliban have regained control of the country, many people in Afghanistan have tried to delete photos from their social media accounts and phones that could show a connection to the West or the former Afghan government.

Despite bans on several social platforms, the Taliban was able to push their messaging on social media. The Washington Post said that they have become sophisticated at social media tactics to change their image.

On Thursday, Facebook said it had added security measures for users in Afghanistan, including hiding “friends” lists and adding a tool to lock down accounts quickly.

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