How to set your default browser in Windows 10 in just 5 steps

How to set your default browser in Windows 10 in just 5 steps

You would think changing the default browser in Windows 10 was near impossible with all the discussion around it over the last couple of days.

However, in reality it is amazingly easy to change the default web browser in Windows 10 and it takes less than 45 seconds and just five steps to accomplish.

Note: You need to install your browser of choice prior to following this process so it is available as an option.

Lets get started:

First click the Start Button in the lower left corner of your main Windows screen (or press the Start Key on your keyboard then type/search for default browser (1).

Next you will see an entry at the top of the Start Menu that says Choose a default web browser (2).

Click that entry to continue.

Set Default Browser in Windows 10

That will open up the Settings>System>Default apps area with the Web browser option selected.

Click on that entry to continue.

Set Default Web Browser in Windows 10

In the resulting pop up menu just click on your preferred browser.

Set default Web Browser on Windows 10

Once you have selected your preferred browser it will now show as the default.

Set Default Browser in Windows 10

Just close the window and you are done.

From this point forward any clicks on web links in apps or programs will result in your browser of choice opening up.

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