Windows 10 shock as Microsoft warns users NOT to use Google Chrome

WINDOWS 10 users testing the latest version of the software have been issued a warning against downloading Google Chrome, it has emerged.

 Windows 10 warning for Google Chrome

Microsoft recently declared the newest iteration of Windows 10 will arrive in the duly named "Windows 10 October 2018 Update".

The new version promises to introduce radical changes to the software that will allow users to be more productive than ever.

Microsoft's "new clipboard experience" debuts in the update that lets Windows 10 fans to harness the power of cloud technology to seamlessly copy and paste between different devices.


Items can also be pinned to their clipboard, meaning they are accessible quickly and easily at all times.


Discussing the new feature, Microsoft stated: "Copy paste – it’s something we all do, probably multiple times a day.

"But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices?

"We’re addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level – simply press WIN+V and you’ll be presented with our brand-new clipboard experience!"

But it appears the latest version of Windows 10 will also issue warnings against downloading Google Chrome and other browsers.


One tester named Sean Hoffman posted a message that was shown to him when trying to download Firefox, spotted by The Verge.

It read: "You already have Microsoft Edge - the safer, faster browser for Windows 10."

At the bottom of the popup users do have the option to turn off the setting, meaning it should no longer appear when a rival browser to Microsoft Edge is being installed or opened.

While such a warning is currently being displayed in test builds of the forthcoming software, it is currently unclear if Microsoft will opt to introduce similar popups when the Windows 10 October 2018 update presumably arrives next month.


Windows Insiders are set to receive the new update first.

The Windows 10 Insider programme is a scheme fans can sign up to - it gives access to early builds of Microsoft's software.

However, this can come at the expense of more prominent bugs as the operating system is not as stable.

In addition to bringing a new clipboard mode, the File Explorer application is set to receive a new Dark Theme in the full roll out.

 Windows 10

Microsoft recently said being able to turn the lights off on the software was a "top request" from Windows 10 users.

It commented: "We’re excited to announce that Dark Theme support for File Explorer is ready for the next major release of Windows."Adding a dark theme to File Explorer has long been a top Insider request. Some users find that a dark theme is easier on the eyes.

"Others simply like the fresh, new look. But while dark mode has been available in Windows for some time, it hasn’t applied to File Explorer, until now."

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