Absolutely should be enabled by default. I welcome the discussion, but this really should be a given.
There seems to be a growing trend in web development for “pushing the boundaries” and “doing things differently”, which is totally valid. However, there are limitations to that principle i.e. having a tab group is pushing the boundaries and is cool, hiding the menu bar by default and hiding the history is not. The same applies for default settings that are a standard for a clean introductory user experience.
Mirosoftc#$ks seem to be applying a similar misnomer to Win10, which is “you must enable OOTB functionality” rather than “disable what you don’t need”. A poor deployment concept.
I can’t recommend this browser to anyone yet because the first conversations I’m going to have, is a series of justifications and weird fixes i.e. press ctrl+Y to view your history. That is dumb. Put the menu bar back where it is on literally every other piece of GUI. Don’t follow Vivaldi with their multiple-menu madness.
Normal users don’t want to enable basic functionality, it is only ever power users that want to disable.
As much as I hate Steve Nobs, he had the right idea when it came to user extensibility and experience.
Anyway, that was a little bit of a rant. Happy Browsing!!