Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner has called on Microsoft to do the right thing and stop resetting the default browser to Edge with Windows 10 upgrades.
“I refrained from making any comments until now, but my patience has run out,” said von Tetzchner.
Von Tetzchner said he wanted to address how Microsoft’s anti-competitive practices create problems for users.
“I understand that Microsoft is concerned with the low usage of Edge, but instead of building a better browser, Microsoft is forcing its product onto people in the most unapologetic manner.”
He said that every time Windows 10 upgrades, it changes the default browser to Edge.
“The same thing tends to happen when a new browser is installed – for some reason, it leads to restoring Edge as the default option.”
The Vivaldi CEO added that Microsoft has made it complicated for a non-technical user to bring their default browser back.
“It is time to do the right thing. Stop stealing the default browser, accept user choice, and compete on the merits.”