How to Change your Favorite Browser to Default in Windows?

How to Set Default Browser in Windows?

You must be wondering that how to make favorite browser default or setting to make your favorite browser as default for browsing?

Microsoft provides Internet Explorer (in earlier version of Windows) as built-in web-browser and for Windows 10, it is Microsoft Edge.

There are so many other browsers 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 use always which make you feel comfortable and convenient to use.

Make Favorite Browser Default

In a computer language, a web browser, also known as internet browser is a software program that you can use to get into the internet.

If you 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 favorite browser default if you are using internet explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in your computer. Check out the steps given below:

[Read: 9 Amazing Hidden Google Chrome Tricks & Secrets]

Change your Browser Default to Chrome

If you want to make Google Chrome as your default browser in Windows. Make sure that 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.

Chrome settings

  • Select Default browser option from the left pane and it will jump to the default browser settings.

default browser settings in chrome

Step 2. Under default browser settings, click on Make default button and it will open Windows default app settings for you.

set your favorite browser default

Step 3. Now scroll down and go to Web Browser. For example; as mine already default Firefox set as default.

To change this to Chrome, click on Firefox icon and as a result, you will get an option to choose an app.

From given browser’s list click on Google Chrome to make your default browser and Windows will set it for you.


make favorite browser default in Windows

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 Menu on the top-right corner on Firefox browser. Now, click Options.

Select the General Tab, and then, click the Make Default button as shown in below image.

This action will open Windows default app setting in front of you.

Finally, follow Steps 3 as above done on for Chrome.

Microsoft makes this task so easy with Windows Settings if you are using Windows 10. Rather 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 Windows 10 settings page will come up on your screen.

Navigate to Apps -> Default apps -> Web browser. Now you know what to do.

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