Are you already using Windows 11? Since its release in 2021, Microsoft’s latest operating system has had a somewhat lukewarm reception from users, to the point that its adoption has been quite slow. Among the criticisms most frequently made by Windows users, two stand out above all others: problems running video games and poor management of default applications.
While the first problem has not yet been officially fixed by Microsoft, which has completely stopped the upgrade from Windows 10 to 11 on the most vulnerable computers, the second one will be fixed soon.
And is that if, for example, you use Google Chrome normally, but when you open a link runs Microsoft Edge, the only way to change the default program is through Windows Settings, changing the default application by file type and link.
A slow and arduous process that Microsoft wants to solve, as stated in a blog post, where it announced the launch of a future feature that would grant Windows 11 users control over changes to their application defaults. “Today we reaffirm our long-standing focus on putting people in control of their Windows PC experience and enabling developers to take advantage of our open platform,” the company states.
Microsoft plans to launch a new Settings deep-linking URI (uniform resource identifier) later this year so that “applications will take their users directly to the appropriate location in Settings for the user to change their defaults.”
With this change, users will also have greater control over applications pinned to the desktop, Start menu and taskbar, thanks to a new public API that will display a permission request to programs before they appear in those interface elements.
All these changes will be released in the coming months in a preliminary update of Windows 11 for people who are enrolled in the Windows Insider program. At the moment, it is not known when the public version of this update will be released.