While Windows 11 might not have made controversial UI changes unlike Windows 8, the company did make some questionable choices when it comes to certain settings, such as setting the default browser.
Basically, if users forgot to set their default browser the first time it is launched, it becomes a complicated process of setting it to the default, unlike how it is done in Windows 10. However, the good news is that Microsoft has heard our complaints and has backtracked on that feature and is now testing a new build that makes it easier to set browser defaults.
This change was discovered by developer Rafael Rivera, where users can now choose to set their default browsers in a similar manner like they did with Windows 10. Prior to this, if users did not set the default the first time a browser is launched, they’d need to dive into their Windows 11 settings and change the protocol handlers for HTTP, HTTPS, .HTML. and .HTM, which can be a bit confusing for those who aren’t so technically inclined.
Microsoft has since confirmed these changes, but it is unclear when they are expected to be rolled out to the public since it is currently in testing, but it’s good news for those who might have been frustrated with the previous method.