Windows 10 users can uninstall PWAs from Control Panel


through Milan Stanojevic

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Milan has been passionate about PCs since his childhood, which led him to take an interest in all technologies related to PCs. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more

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Microsoft is changing the way Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are uninstalled on your PC. The tech giant is releasing a new feature that can be used to uninstall them from the control panel and settings.

At present, users do not have the option of uninstalling progressive web apps like other Windows 10 apps. This often leads to frustration to some extent.

For example, users currently need to use the menu button to uninstall Chrome PWA. There is no option to uninstall Chrome PWAs from Control Panel, Settings, or Start menu.

Fortunately, the Redmond giant understood the concerns of users. It is now testing a new feature that allows the regular feature to uninstall PWA on Windows 10.

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The feature is currently being developed for the new Microsoft Edge browser and there are plans to extend it to other Chromium-based browsers as well.

This feature was confirmed after the tech giant released a commit on Chrome Gerrit. Microsoft plans to release this feature on all Chromium-based browsers very soon.

Sunggook Chue, a Microsoft Edge engineer explained:

During the shortcut creation operation, we add an entry “Uninstall the registry” in the Windows registry. The registry entry is well known and the system reads the entries to populate Add / Remove programs.

Familiarize yourself with progressive web apps

Microsoft is committed to improving the user experience of Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) in Windows 10. For those who don’t know, PWA is essentially a web page that works the same as a regular application.

Although they work the same as a traditional web page, PWAs still offer a variety of other important features.

Some of these features are push notifications, offline support, and more. You can also launch them from your Windows 10 home screen.

It looks like this new feature is part of Microsoft’s efforts for years to adopt PWAs. We can expect to see other similar features in the future.



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