Microsoft blocks EdgeDeflector in Windows 11
We all have our favorite browsers, but it's becoming clear that Microsoft is less concerned with its users' personal preferences and more focused on forcing people to use Edge. What at first it looked like a bug, Microsoft has confirmed that a Windows 11 software update is on the way which will block popular app EdgeDeflector.
Several actions in Windows, including using the Start menu search function and the new widgets panel, will bypass users' default browser settings in favor of Microsoft Edge and Bing. Typically, a user could employ an app such as EdgeDeflector to stop Microsoft from redirecting them to Edge, but that loophole has been closed.