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Microsoft Blocks Google and Chrome from Cortana on Windows10
Microsoft makes it really hard to recommend its products lately. Windows 10 was a great way to wash the disgusting Windows 8 taste from consumers’ mouths — initially, at least.
Microsoft explains in that section that obviously some software programs “circumvent the design” of Windows to redirect to other search engines “not designed” to work with Cortana.
Here’s the key section:
“Unfortunately, as Windows 10 has grown in adoption and usage, we have seen some software programs circumvent the design of Windows 10 and redirect you to search providers that were not designed to work with Cortana. The result is a compromised experience that is less reliable and predictable.”
“The continuity of these types of task completion scenarios is disrupted if Cortana can’t depend on Bing as the search provider and Microsoft Edge as the browser. The only way we can confidently deliver this personalized, end-to-end search experience is through the integration of Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Bing – all designed to do more for you.”
Microsoft says blocking search providers and 3rd party browsers improves user experience.