Mozilla is bringing Firefox to Microsoft’s Windows store today. Firefox is one of the first third-party alternatives accessible in the Microsoft Store, and it’s utilizing its own Gecko browser engine rather than Chromium alternatives like Opera or the numerous different alternatives that influence Microsoft’s Edge webview.
Microsoft’s new open store policies have at long last permitted third-party browsers like Firefox to show up in the Microsoft Store. While they haven’t yet seen Chrome show up, Opera rushed to guarantee that its own browser was recorded in the store also.
“Previously, if you were on Windows and wanted to use Firefox, you had to download it from the internet and go through a clunky process from Microsoft,” explains Mozilla. “Now that Microsoft has changed its Store policies, choosing Firefox as your desktop browser is even more seamless – and it comes with all the latest Firefox features.”
Firefox’s launch in the Microsoft Store comes only months after Mozilla crushed Microsoft’s default browser protections in Windows. Mozilla has unobtrusively done the change to Firefox on Windows more straightforward, with a one-click process that isn’t authoritatively accessible to anybody other than Microsoft. Mozilla seems to have turned around Microsoft’s capacity to set Edge as the default in Windows with a single tick, rather than the multi-prompt process that exists in Windows 10 today.
Strangely, this a one-click process doesn’t seem to work in the Microsoft Store adaptation of Firefox. That implies Mozilla either tried not to present its workaround adaptation of Firefox or Microsoft dismissed it from the Microsoft Store and the organization had to eliminate the default browser workaround.
Microsoft has made it more difficult to set a default program in Windows 11, and Mozilla has attempted to get Microsoft to further develop its default Windows program settings after an open letter to Microsoft in 2015.
Firefox is presently available from the Microsoft Store for the two Windows 10 and Windows 11.