How to Set Default Browser in Windows?
You must be wondering how to make your favorite browser a default or settings to make your favorite browser the default for browsing?
Microsoft provides Internet Explorer (in earlier versions of Windows) as built-in web-browser and for Windows 10, it is Microsoft Edge.
There are so many other browsers that are also available such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari for Windows, etc. which users can install to use them for browsing.
One of them could be your favorite browser that you always use, which makes you feel comfortable and convenient to use.
Make a Favorite Browser Default
In a computer language, a web browser also known as an internet browser, is a software program that you can use to get into the internet.
If you are using internet on your desktop or laptop, you must be using browsers to surf the internet, check your email and so many various tasks.
This article will tell you the step-by-step guide to make your preferred browser a default if you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on your computer.
Check out the steps given below:
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Change your Browser Default to Chrome
If you want to make Google Chrome your default browser in Windows. Make sure that the Chrome browser is up-to-date.
Note: The following steps are done in Chrome version 79 and still working until version 91.
Step 1. Open Google Chrome.
- Click on Chrome Menu button and navigate to Settings from the given option in the list.
- Select the Default browser option from the left pane and it will jump to the default browser settings.
Step 2. Under default browser settings, click on the Make default button and it will open Windows default app settings for you.
Step 3. Now scroll down and go to Web Browser. For example: as mine is already default Firefox set as default.
To change this to Chrome, click on the Firefox icon and as a result, you will get the option to choose an app.
From the given browser’s list, click on Google Chrome to make your default browser and Windows will set it up for you.
Set Firefox as your Default Browser
If you have more than one web browser, your computer needs to know which browser to use by default.
Below Steps will show you how to set Mozilla Firefox as your favorite browser default.
The following steps are done on Firefox version 71 and still working until version 89. Make sure your Firefox is up-to-date.
Open Mozilla Firefox and click on the Menu option in the top-right corner of your Firefox browser. Now, click Options.
Select the General Tab and then click the Make Default button as shown in image below.
This action will open Windows default app settings in front of you.
Finally, follow Step 3 as above done on for Chrome.
Microsoft makes this task very easy with Windows Settings if you are using Windows 10. Rather than doing a long procedure, you can make it easy.
Do you want to know how? Okay… follow below given steps:
Hence, press Win + I from your keyboard and the Windows 10 settings page will come up on your screen.
Navigate to Apps -> Default apps -> Web browser. Now you know what to do.Make Favorite Browser as Default in Windows Click To Tweet