Monday, June 27, 2016

Microsoft Finally Removed Annoying Windows 10 Feature

WiFi Sense
Microsoft has finally confirmed to everyone's relief that it will be removing a Wi-Fi network sharing feature from Windows 10 with an upcoming update.

Windows 10’s new Wi-Fi Sense feature is a powerful tool that takes the headache out of managing Wi-Fi connections on the run. With Wi-Fi Sense enabled, Windows 10 will automatically sign users into open Wi-Fi networks, as well as private networks that their, Skype, and Facebook contacts have logged into — so they won’t have to manually sign into the network when they visit your buddy’s house.

In short, it allows users to share Wi-Fi login information with friends automatically via their contacts, however it got a controversial reception due to privacy implications. Does anybody really want to share their Wi-Fi codes with everyone in their contacts? No, of course not.

It seems that was the general response from users too, so that option will be removed in the upcoming Windows 10 Insider Preview update, Microsoft says. Public Wi-Fi login info will remain in the app though.

"The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment. Wi-Fi Sense, if enabled, will continue to get you connected to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing."
According to The Verge, among other changes for early adopters is support for downloading Edge browser extensions from the Windows Store rather than from a local file.

As a result, anyone who has extensions installed already will need to reinstall it this time from the Store, but won’t need to uninstall and reinstall manually again in the future. Adblock and Adblock Plus Edge extensions have also been launched with the new build.

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