With the reveal of Microsoft’s all-new competitor for Chrome OS, the Windows 10 S, the American tech giants have rolled up their sleeves for some limitations for the new OS users. The announcement was made at a special event in New York City yesterday. The first announcement from the developers’ side stated that only Windows Store apps will run on Windows 10 S.

pic 1 Microsoft will restrict the Windows 10 S users from using browsers other than the default one   No more Google search for Windows 10 S users

Microsoft’s Restriction

While the Windows chief, Terry Myerson negated any kind of limitations regarding the browser usage, by saying:

The new OS will run any browser in the Windows Store

Still, we are experiencing some of the limitations from the Microsoft’s side as the company is restricting users from altering the default browser on this new OS.

Microsoft Edge Will Be The Default Browser

pic 14 Microsoft will restrict the Windows 10 S users from using browsers other than the default one   No more Google search for Windows 10 S users

It’s not like you cannot open your desired link in the browser of your own choice but the company has set the Microsoft Edge as the default browser. For example, if you open a link from a separate app or even your email, it will directly open in an Edge Window. To put it simply, you cannot set any other browser as your default browser instead of Microsoft Edge. The company’s statement in this regard goes like:

You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file.

Choosing Between The Search Engines

pic 2 Microsoft will restrict the Windows 10 S users from using browsers other than the default one   No more Google search for Windows 10 S users

Selecting your default browser is not all as Microsoft is moving towards an Edge browser which will only provide you with the Bing search option by default. This seems to be the worst limitation from Microsoft’s side as it can be frustrating to a number of users who are used to the previous versions of Microsoft Edge where you had the feature of setting Google search as your default search engine.

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