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Windows 10 users complain of pop-ups recommending Edge, Bing: How to disable

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Windows 10 users complain that they receive multiple pop-ups with recommendations for switching the default browser and search engine on their machines. These pop-ups mainly advertise Microsoft’s own Chromium Edge browser and Bing search engine. Pop-ups appear on a Windows 10 system using the built-in notification center. They serve as advertisements for the Bing search engine and describe in detail all the benefits of switching to it. Fortunately for everyone who receives these pop-ups, there is a quick solution to deactivate them.

Reddit users have started complaining for this new line that appears on theirs Windows 10 systems sporadically. These notifications recommend that Bing be the default search engine and Edge the default browser. They only appear if the two are not already set as default computer applications. WindowsLatest reports two types of ads that apparently appear as pop-ups for the Bing search engine. An ad promotes MSN Newsfeed on Bing’s homepage and its secure results feature. The other ad tells consumers that if they switch to Bing, they can save money online by using the Microsoft Rewards feature available in select countries.

Unwarranted notifications can be rejected by clicking the “Maybe later” option or by clicking the “Change settings” button to change their default browser to Edge and change your search engine to Bing. Users who want to continue using their existing browser and search engine application will need to follow a few easy steps to stop notifications on their Windows 10 systems. As also explained by a Reddit user, you can simply place this in your edge bar // edge: // flags / # edge-show-feature-recommendations and disable “Show feature and workflow recommendations” to stop disturbing notifications.

In other Microsoft-related news, the company is Preparation to launch a significant update to Windows 10 in the fall. The update is reportedly codenamed Sun Valley and is said to bring significant improvements to the user interface and a brand new Windows app store. During Build 2021, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hinted that the update would unlock greater economic opportunities for developers.


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