Microsoft just changed the most controversial Windows 11 design touch

Windows 11
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From the macOS-inspired flat design to the centred Start menu, plenty of Windows 11 features have had users up in arms since it was unveiled last year. But arguably the most contentious of them all was the frankly ludicrous method of changing the default web browser.

You'd think changing the browser would be as simple as a single click, right? Surely you wouldn't be expected to choose the preference for each and every file type, right? You wouldn't expect to be strong-armed into growing with Microsoft Edge, right? Well, that's exactly the situation Windows 11 users found themselves in, until this week. (Check out the best Microsoft Surface deals if you're in the market for new gear.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.