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Windows 11 Has Annoyed Me Just Now

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22618 – 932

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I’m enjoying the opportunity to use Mrs. Herb’s new computer but I’m not particularly enthralled with Windows 11. One thing I tried to do just now was to switch my default browser to Chrome. I don’t really dislike Edge but Chrome has all my stuff stored in it and syncs across devices. Edge can be set to do that but it’s a tedious, inconvenient process to copy everything over. Anyway, in Windows 11 you have to go into the settings and switch each file type individually. If you want Chrome to open web pages by default you have to go into settings, search for change default, then select each individual type of file you want to open with Chrome. .htm, .HTML, .mht, HTTP, HTTPS, and others I don’t recall off the top of my head. It used to be that you simply switch your default browser from one to the other and back, but not anymore. It’s a nuisance but I think if that’s the biggest problem I have in life I’m probably doing pretty good. It’s just annoying that you have gotten so big for your britches, Microsoft that you think you can do what you want with impunity.


46 responses to “Windows 11 Has Annoyed Me Just Now”

  1. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

    I don’t miss Microsoft

    1. Herb Avatar

      There’s good and bad in all of ’em. But yes, this was extra annoying.

    2. peNdantry Avatar

      What is it you use instead?

      1. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

        I use Google Chrome

        1. peNdantry Avatar

          That’s a browser… what operating system makes your machine go?

          1. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

            I use a Google Chrome Tablet and A Chromebook laptop… everything is cloud based…if I could it afford I’d go Mac again. Windows was always a real drag and I really don’t miss it.

            1. peNdantry Avatar

              Ah, I understand. And sympathise.

          2. Herb Avatar

            Perhaps he means he uses a Chromebook, I expect.

  2. dumbestblogger Avatar

    Ok, that’s really annoying.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. It was(is) really frustrating.

  3. kagould17 Avatar

    What annoys me is that I can no longer cast photos to my TV and Microsoft does not appear to be rushing to fix. I refer to anything that does not work well as a Microsoft release. Release the product to your users and let them debug it. You would think they would have this all standardized by now, before release. Cheers Herb. Allan

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks, Allan. You’re right. They mess something up that a lot of people like and then if enough people complain and get on their support forums they slowly work on making it the way it was.

  4. AJMcGregor Avatar

    It sounds like you’re doing all right in terms of COVID. I hope the rest of your family is as well. About the computer bit — I would have been bursting into tears over the whole thing.

    1. Herb Avatar

      We are all on the mend.

      1. AJMcGregor Avatar

        That’s terrific news!!! I’m so glad.

  5. achme24gmailcom Avatar

    Sounds like fun

    1. Herb Avatar

      Oh, yes. Thrilling.

  6. The Tin Cup Clan Avatar

    HTML,HTTP, HTTPS, omg…I still have a phone with push buttons and a cord. I’m doomed

    1. Herb Avatar

      Hahahaha! You are probably best off.

  7. Sam "Goldie" Kirk Avatar

    Yea, I love the updates that bring 70% of garbage no one thought they needed, 1% of something maybe useful but who knows, and 29% of things that just make your life more miserable for the hell of it.

    1. Herb Avatar

      It’s frustrating.

    2. mattsnyder1970 Avatar

      The most recent updates have thrown some of our machines at work into a tizzy

  8. colinmcqueen Avatar

    There’s so much to love about progress… 😉

    1. Herb Avatar

      Ooof…I can remember when windows getting stuck meant dad had overpainted the sill.

  9. J P Avatar

    I’m old enough to remember when Microsoft kneecapped the then-leading web browser, Netscape Navigator, by bundling its own browser (Internet Explorer) with new software packages. I guess that advantage didn’t last because they are playing games again.

    1. Herb Avatar

      It’s so aggravating but I think people are finding a lot more alternatives than they used to have.

    2. peNdantry Avatar

      As I recall, they were found guilty of breach of some-legislation-or-other intended to balance out monopolistic misbehaviour over that affair… and micro$haft got an enormous fine for the breach, which, as far as I’m aware, they never paid. Isn’t it great when you have so much munny that you can pay lawyers forever to launch appeal after appeal and argue the toss until the other side gives up?

  10. Jim Borden Avatar

    it’s like they go out of their way to make things difficult…

    1. Herb Avatar

      They really seem to, sometimes.

  11. peNdantry Avatar

    in Windows 11 you have to go into the settings and switch each file type individually

    I only use Windows 10 occaisonally myself, but I seem to recall that it has a facility that allows you to set the default application for multiple filetypes in one fell swoop. Are you saying that they’ve broken that in ’11’? (Wouldn’t surprise me at all if they had.)

    1. Herb Avatar

      They did break it. You used to just go into settings and change your default browser, period. Now you have to do each file type individually.

      1. peNdantry Avatar

        D’oh. Utter morans.

  12. Bruce Goodman Avatar

    It strikes me that everything Microsoft does these days is geared to the phone and geared not to the PC. Too many of the MS developers seem glued to their cell phones and think that’s all there is to do the testing on.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I think you’re right. Everything seems to be about the phone.

  13. Tony Laplume Avatar

    I’m currently annoyed that the computer I bought is optimized for online use. And if something saves to the cloud it doesn’t populate automatically changes made in the original document when online. What’s even the point??? We’re definitely in the era of technology getting dumber instead of smarter…

    1. Herb Avatar

      I think you’re right. They are dumbing it down. And a lot of these services that have been free are going to have to be paid for eventually.

  14. Chel Owens Avatar

    I haven’t used it yet but this is good to know.

  15. haoyando Avatar

    Wow, that is really tedious. I don’t even know the name of file types that much. I am thinking of getting a new computer soon and I guess I will have to encounter the same thing. Actually I also think of using chrome as my default since it has double subtitle for videos that one can turn on just for language learning. I haven’t tried that yet since I am still on firefox…

    1. Herb Avatar

      It was tedious. I didn’t know about the double subtitle thing, that sounds really cool.

  16. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    I tried Apple Crome and Windows and had trouble with them all
    Laugh NOW Why wait?

    1. Herb Avatar

      They all have their problems, for sure.

      1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

        LOTS and lot of them 👍👍

      2. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

        I’m afraid of 11!! 😮

        1. Herb Avatar

          They put this stuff out before it’s ready to go, then experiment on everybody.

          1. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

            So true 😂😮😂

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