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Microsoft is fixing a particularly annoying navigation behaviour in Google Chrome that can result in you accidentally replacing your open tabs with an attachment, document or image.

Currently, when you drag and upload a file to a website such as Twitter or Facebook, you’re supposed to drop your file within the prescribed area. If you accidentally drop your file outside the upload area, you’ll lose your current tab and progress as the file will appear in your current tab.

Microsoft says that it has developed a fix that will improve Chrome and Edge’s unexpected navigation behaviour. After the update, if you drop a file outside the prescribed area, it will open in a new tab and the file won’t take over the current one.

Thankfully, Microsoft has already started testing the improved behaviour in Edge Canary and Google is also testing it in Chrome Canary.

Chrome and Edge will install in a different directory on Windows

If you install third-party desktops apps on Windows, there’s a good chance that you have both the “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” folders.

We’ve two folders for Program Files on Windows because Microsoft doesn’t want to have 32-bit and 64-bit applications installed in the same folder.

To avoid compatibility issues, 64-bit apps get installed to the Program Files folder and 32-bit programs appear within Program Files (x86) folder. However, Chromium-based browsers such as Chrome’s default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86) even when you install the 64-bit version.

Chrome developers said that they wanted to keep things simple and they have not changed it yet because it has no user impact. As a result, the 64-bit installation of Chrome or Edge appears in the Program Files (x86) folder.

Google notes that the fix has been developed and Chrome will soon install in the C:\Program Files\ folder by default. This applies to new installations of both Chrome and Chromium Edge on Windows.

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