Looks like Microsoft is getting ready to loosen its grip on Edge

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The Edge browser, the default in Windows 10, is not the most popular browser in the world, having less than 5% market share.

Given the challenge associated with low market share, such as having developers ignore the browser as a platform for plugins and support, one would have thought Microsoft would have bent over backwards to accommodate Windows users willing to try the software.

Unfortunately, the opposite is the case, with Microsoft for example not allowing users to search from Google from the Context Menu or set Google as the default search from the browser bar in Windows 10 S.

Now in the very latest Insider Builds of Windows 10, it seems that may be about to change, with some users reporting the ability to search both Google and Cortana from the Right Click context menu in Edge (above).

Not all users appear to have access to the feature yet, and it may be that Microsoft is doing some A/B testing.

If so hopefully users will give a very clear message to Microsoft that we prefer choice versus being locked into Microsoft’s solution, particularly when it’s so easy to simply switch to a different browser altogether.

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