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The ever returning Microsoft Edge banner is going to drive me away

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Not a bug type issue, but for me a very serious issue nonetheless.

 

In the feed section of the launcher, multiple times a day a banner appears at the bottom, blocking a substantial part of the screen, telling me to use Microsoft Edge for the 'best experience'.

 

I use Firefox as my browser of choice. I use Firefox on my Windows 10 laptop; I use Firefox on my Android phone. OK, Microsoft? FIREFOX. (I've even installed your Onenote web clipper extension in Firefox.)

 

And I will not be changing browser in the foreseeable future.

 

That this banner came up once, the first time I was reading a news story in the feed after installing the launcher ... mildly irritating, but fair enough.

 

But going on and on day after day with the Edge banner is NOT fair enough. And if there's a way to dismiss it with a 'don't show me this again' I haven't seen it.

 

I am prepared to put up with the poor response to tap/press/swipe gestures I reported - for awhile, anyway, in the hope it will improve. And I'm prepared to put up with the things I don't like about the look/design (various options I'd really like to see added) for awhile too. But I am NOT prepared to put up with this incessant, intrusive bullying to go to a browser I have absolutely no intention of using.

 

Cut it out. Once after install, OK. Maybe three times well spread out - annoying, but I'd accept it. But this - NO.

 

If it does not stop very soon - or gain an obvious way to permanently dismiss it - I will be uninstalling the launcher for good.

 

Nagging is no way way to win friends and influence people. Other than to influence them NOT to be friends and hate you.

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Best Response confirmed by DavidGB (Regular Contributor)
Solution
thanks for the report, we will sync up with the design team and see if we can add a "do not display again" option in the banner.
Any chance of a statement of what the new system is? After the last beta update I had several more instances over a short time of the banner telling me to use Edge for the best browsing experience (which I would contest), still without a don't show this again tickbox, leaving me very annoyed. But then I stopped getting it. Which is great ... but I am not sure whether there is now a system of just showing the banner 4 times then not showing it again, or if I've just had a lucky streak with some random number generator deciding whether to show the banner or not each news story load.
yes, per your feedback, we changed to only show 3 times.