Microsoft's inability to talk to other bits of Microsoft has been known to clobber things badly in the past. First time I've heard of it becoming an advantage!
There's at least one browser out there unwilling to accept Microsoft's attempts to fiddle with search settings, and it's made by... Microsoft. The Canary build of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has taken great exception to the Microsoft Rewards extension. The latter is a nifty little thing that earns the user …
Friday 7th February 2020 15:34 GMT ZippyÂ´s Sausage Factory
Ah yes... I remember the release of IIS that wouldn't serve pages to Internet Explorer, but was perfectly happy talking to Netscape...
To be fair though, this extension really feels sleazy, even if it isn't quite malware (yet). Although I have this nagging feeling wondering whether Microsoft are considering whitelisting their own extensions and preventing users from uninstalling them in the next release. Now that really would be sleazy.
Friday 7th February 2020 11:29 GMT mark l 2
Occasionally Microsoft search results are better than those provided by Google, but I will choose which search engine I want to use, not be forced to switch by some extension that is installed. Plus come on MS change the name from Bing to ANYTHING else. I just can't take it seriously with a name like that.
Its the same with the word brexit, it makes me cringe when I hear news readers and politicians saying it, as it was clearly a word made up to try and sound trendy.
Friday 7th February 2020 12:01 GMT Rich 2
Better than Googlies, you say?
"Occasionally Microsoft search results are better than those provided by Google"
Quite frankly, my 3 year old son browsing through a Thomas The Tank Engine story could provide better search results than Google. Google stopped producing usable (never mind "good") search results about 10 years ago.
Friday 7th February 2020 12:15 GMT DJV
Friday 7th February 2020 15:59 GMT Robert Carnegie
They nicked it anyway from "Grexit". A minor delight, however, has been both journalists and politicians occasionally calling it "Breakfast" instead, especially on Radio 4's "Today" programme for some reason (on the air 6am-9am). Google offers me a compilation of these on video, dated 2017, but of course there have been more afterwards:
Friday 7th February 2020 19:45 GMT HildyJ
"I just can't take it seriously with a name like that."
Like Google or Yahoo! or Duck-Duck-Go are anymore serious than Bing? Google is a misspelling of googol, Yahoo! is an embarrassment with or without the !, and Duck-Duck-Go is a children's game. Bing actually seems like the most serious of the lot,
Friday 7th February 2020 11:38 GMT LDS
Evidently, MS developers feel the need to protect themselves...
Hence the Bing-cancelling switch in the registry that was references in the article about searches going awry in Windows start menu days ago. It greatly speeds up the menu....
Don't know if Google's one still have this freedom, or have been totally brainwashed into worshiping the Moloch Of Data fully, and sacrificing their own data to it too...
Friday 7th February 2020 20:28 GMT Anonymous Coward