The new Windows 10 S doesn’t allow users to choose another default browser or search engine. Users have to use Microsoft’s Edge browser and the company’s Bing search engine, according to a FAQ on the Microsoft website.
The technology giant announced Windows 10 S yesterday. The OS is a variant on Windows 10 S that only allows apps from the Windows Store.
“Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft 10 S”, Microsoft writes. ” 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.”
If Google or Mozilla decide to make their browser available in the Windows 10 Store, then users could possibly change to another browser. HTML pages loaded in other apps will continue to be loaded through Edge.
The same goes for the used search engine, as the company writes in the FAQ, “the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.”
Users can still visit the Google website and visit from there, but when entering a search query in the browser directly, Bing is automatically opened.