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    I think I would call it being jaded, with good reason.
     
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    Ted: If @Steve S is a pessimist, and @desertlap is jaded, where the H does that leave me????

    I decided to answer my own question - cynical, right? Then I found this quote at The Guardian:

    ETHICAL CONUNDRUMS

    Is it worse to be cynical or jaded?

    Terry Felstead, London
    • Who cares?
    I must be related to Terry...
     
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    <<...This would seem to apply...>>

    Wow. I didn't know that the Windows Experience Design Team knew how to sing...?!??
     
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    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    And I thought that was the whole C Suite - glad you cleared that up...
     
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    I know that tracking and adware are currently popular talking points especially about certain other platforms...ahem...

    I saw this article this morning coincidentally after having a discussion with one of our largest customers around the latest security and tracking issues.

    They had observed and documented this on their systems after the latest windows cumulative update. But there is a wrinkle to it. They deploy very job/task specific OS and app load-outs to various systems.

    Specifically relevant to this article, only a minority subset of their systems have any browser other than edge installed. Their developer systems have chrome and opera in addition to edge, and their HR systems also have chrome for compatibility with their HR software vendor.

    So, what they discovered was interesting.

    On the systems with Edge Browser and set as the default browser and no other browser installed, these "notifications" don't seem to happen (at least no one has observed/reported it)

    On systems with Chrome as the default browser, they have seen this repeatedly , even after user acknowledgement.

    On systems with multiple browsers installed, at least anecdotally they observed the notifications after the user shows significant use of Chrome even if Edge is set as the default browser.

    Intriguingly, they don't see them with Opera use.

    So the obvious conclusion is that MS is paying attention to which browser(s) you use and especially if it's chrome and the default.

    Of course what they have noted, is far from a rigorous "test" and is much more anecdotally based, but still...

    From TechRadar

    https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-brings-back-everyones-least-favorite-pop-up-alert
     
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    After the last MS update they switched Edge to the default PDF viewer - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    I've been using Edge as the default PDF reader because of the convenience for a long time. However, when I need to heavily annotate a file, I use the "open with" function and select Xodo or DrawBoard.
    With the now deprecated Legacy Edge though, I never had to use that function. It was a full package in itself. Still don't understand why it's been hard for them to port all the latter's advanced pen features to Edge chromium.

    Sent from my SM-N975C using Tapatalk
     
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