Give the default apps a shot

    Give the default apps a shot

    Give the default apps a shot


    Posted: 18 Oct 2015
    One interesting change is a small prompt that appears in Windows 10 build 10568 when you attempt to change your default apps. When you try to change your default browser to something other than Edge, Microsoft’s own browser, you are prompted with a small box that says “Give Microsoft Edge a shot” while listing a few of Edge’s features like Cortana integration and the ability to write on webpages.
    The same thing appears when you attempt to change your default photo app, or music app. Microsoft is really pushing their own apps as superior alternatives, and it can be a daunting task to get consumers to break away from what they are used to. Clearly this is Microsoft’s attempt at trying to convince consumers to give their own apps a chance before dismissing them.

    http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsof...-in-windows-10
    Coke Robot's Avatar Posted By: Coke Robot
    18 Oct 2015

  1. Coke Robot's Avatar
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       #1

    Slightly bold move, mostly because if they REALLY think some of the stock apps are that good, they're mistaken. Groove Music is literally garbage, the Photos app has some crashiness to it, and Edge was released half cooked. If Edge doesn't have extension support in the upcoming update, its usage will still be incredibly slim. The only things they have going for them are Weather, Sports, News, and Money. Everything else is iffy at best. Example, Groove Music can't replay a single song in a playlist over and over. You have to clear out the playlist and select JUST that one song. Gapless playback just finally hit the mobile side of things after soooo many years of nagging user complaints.

    If their apps weren't so mediocre, they wouldn't need to do something like this.
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  2. fracking4oil's Avatar
    Posts : 605
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       #2

    I'd gladly use the default apps if they didn't SUCK! For instance, this afternoon we had a strong thunderstorm roll through;
    not only does Microsoft's weather app not give rain totals, their weather radar looks like it's straight out of Atari 64.
    Want me to use your default apps? Make them SUCK less!
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  3. python134r's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    fracking4oil said:
    I'd gladly use the default apps if they didn't SUCK! For instance, this afternoon we had a strong thunderstorm roll through;
    not only does Microsoft's weather app not give rain totals, their weather radar looks like it's straight out of Atari 64.
    Want me to use your default apps? Make them SUCK less!
    Agreed, I could not of added any more suckness to your statement.
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  4. Posts : 18
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       #4

    Windows 10 default apps with maximum suckiness settings applied:

    https://youtu.be/YPcLaO4ey4g
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  5. Lee's Avatar
    Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #5

    fracking4oil said:
    I'd gladly use the default apps if they didn't SUCK! For instance, this afternoon we had a strong thunderstorm roll through;
    not only does Microsoft's weather app not give rain totals, their weather radar looks like it's straight out of Atari 64.
    Want me to use your default apps? Make them SUCK less!
    "picky, picky,. . .
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,356
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #6

    Default APPs, I have most of them enabled but:
    Mail, not enough of customization, most 3rd party mail programs much better including Outlook, still wishing for Outlook Express.
    Groove, not much of an APP for that, many many other 3rd party programs much better.
    Photos, same thing, also very slow to update list.
    News, those are actually cut down Bing news, Even CNN and Yahoo new are more up to date.
    Weather, I don't know where they get data from but those guys couldn't guess yesterday's weather.
    Maps seem to be more up to date than Google Maps but are in lower res with no Street view.
    Solitaire I like.
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  7. Posts : 95
    win 10 pro
       #7

    I think they need to improve Edge and add extensions before giving it another push again.
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  8. Posts : 721
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       #8

    This Groove music, is it going to replace Media player?
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  9. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,668
    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #9

    MS apps always were and will be basic. For starters MS wants to keep it simple, so they lack any features. Not to mention, that MS apps follow MS's philosophy, that whatever is pre-reconfigured is the best setting, regardless what users want, so they make sure to prevent users from changing it easily (Windows Updates), just like I gave up on setting up Windows Explorer to display, what I want.
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