Over next few weeks, Microsoft will begin a limited roll-out of “Web browser choice screen” to Internet Explorer users, and expect a full scale roll-out around March 1. If you’re an IE user in Europe, here’s what to expect: “External testing of the choice screen will begin in three countries: UK, Belgium and France. Anyone wishes to test can download the “browser choice screen” software update from Windows Update, which’ll be offered as an automatic download through Windows Update for XP, Vista and Windows 7. If you’re running IE as default browser, you’ll see an introductory screen that provides context for the next screen, which shows browser options.
If IE was “pinned” to Windows 7 taskbar, the browser choice screen software will automatically unpin it, as shown above. Browser choice screen, shown below, will present a list of leading browsers presented in random order. You can also scroll to right to see additional browsers, which’re also presented in random order. Screen provides three options: Click on “Install” to install one of listed browsers. Click on “Tell me more” to get more information about any browser. Click on “Select Later” to review choice screen the next time you log onto your computer.