As we told before, Windows 10 introduces annoying full-screen ads

In comparison, Microsoft also introduced a new ad for its Edge browser to Windows 10, doubling it at once.

Monday, November 16, 2020, 9:47  GMT

She has installed a giant Settings app banner that will occasionally appear there, and as the main browser, it will lead to the Edge full-screen configuration menu.

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Microsoft has created an ad for its Windows 10 Edge browser, which it has been aggressively supporting since April 2019. It updated the engine at the point, switching from EdgeHTML proprietary to Chromium, which is found in Chrome and related browsers.

There are two new forms of ads at once in the October Update 2020, according to the Windows Current portal, one of which is right on the main page of the ‘Config’ program, for which Microsoft would like to replace the well-known and popular ‘Control Panel.’ This banner says “Get More Out of Windows” and the initial setup screen (OOBE screen or out-of-box experienceDAFSDFSFSDKFMLSKMDSDFKMSKDF will be launched by clicking it.

A new OOBE tab devoted exclusively to the Edge browser would be introduced to the user. And if it was just a banner in the first instance, although giant relative to the “Options” program window, now we’re talking about a banner on the entire screen, which requires some user behavior as well.

The way it works

By adding a new tab to the OOBE screen that asks the user to set Edge as their default browser and pin it along the way to the taskbar and desktop, Microsoft is supporting Edge. Much of this can be achieved with a single click, but in this situation, the developers were concerned of others who were not intending to use this exact browser.

There is a “Do not change your browser configuration” button on the ads page for them which helps the user to get rid of the irritating recommendation to add Edge into the device and install the “browser” he wants.

It should be added that the banner has two working buttons in the “Setup” program – the “Let’s go!” standout, which opens the OOBE-screen, and a basic “Skip for now” inscription. It helps you to cover this ad, but only for a certain moment, judging by its name.

The same “Stop for now” button is on the full-screen banner as well. That is, the latest Microsoft suggestion will appear again in the future if you click on it.

Windows New points out that this ad is still hard to get rid of. The only way to shield yourself from it is to opt out of the October update installation, but automated updates can’t be removed by default in Windows 10 – advanced software would be needed.

Efficient Publicity

In a variety of ways, Microsoft is supporting Edge, including attempting to modernize it with the Chromium engine. Since July 2015, the browser itself has been around – since the first stable version, it was bundled in Windows 10.

Microsoft finally stopped promoting the Edge version of the original EdgeHTML engine in an OS update released in October 2020, which it scrapped because of its lagging behind rivals in both growth speeds and support for new web standards. The organization also encouraged consumers in 2019 to boycott its old Internet Explorer browser, inviting them to move to the Edge, which is present in its current OS by default.

Such moves have met with some success. As reported by CNews, Edge has seen solid growth in popularity – smashing into the world’s second most successful in April 2020, and still holding it as of October 2020. It occupies 7.75 percent of the market, a little ahead of Firefox, according to NetMarketShare figures (third position, 7.48 percentDAFSDFSFSDKFMLSKMDSDFKMSKDF. Microsoft’s appeals to quit Internet Explorer, however, have not yet succeeded – with a 5.21 percent share, the obsolete browser holds the fourth line in the list. In this example, Chrome is the unrivaled leader with a 69.28 percent share.

Windows as a forum for ads
Almost since the release of the first stable version, Microsoft has been using Windows 10 to advertise. It should be remembered that this OS is delivered on a paying basis i.e., for their own money, users simply purchase advertisements.

In February 2020, in compatible versions of Windows 10, ads are part of the Launch menu. The involvement of third-party browsers built on the device was tracked by Microsoft and the transition to Edge was recommended. For eg, users of Firefox have seen a “Still using Firefox??” post. Microsoft Edge has come. Using Firefox still? Microsoft Edge has come.

Microsoft started dealing with full-screen ads in March 2020, which meant that Windows 10 began running full-screen ads on top of other services. Currently, the Get More Out of Windows banner only advertises other Microsoft software products, although it is likely that advertisements from third parties can appear on them. It invites users, in particular, to enable additional OS features.