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  • What is a mention of IE doing in the Win10 S discussion?

    Posted on May 3rd, 2017 at 08:46 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 S FAQ says

    Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft (sic) 10 S. You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.

    I get that you can’t change default browsers in Windows 10 S. I figure there’s about a 0.000% chance Google’s going to make a UWP Chrome browser, so I can live with that. (Apple hobbles alternate browsers in iOS by restricting rendering engines.)

    I get that you can’t change Edge’s default search provider. Microsoft’s just turning the screws on that one.

    But what’s this “Internet Explorer” stuff?

    IE isn’t part of Windows 10 S, as best I can tell. It isn’t in the Store. UWP IE? Snort.

    Is that just a frequently-quoted typo, or is there something else afoot?

    (Yes, the FAQ says “web browser on Microsoft 10 S.” Look it up.)