Step 1: Open Settings
The first step is to open your computer’s settings. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon. This will open the Windows Settings menu.
Step 2: Select Default Apps
In the Windows Settings menu, click on “Apps.” This will open a new window. On the left-hand side, you’ll see a list of options. Click on “Default apps.”
Step 3: Choose Your Default Browser
Under “Default apps,” you’ll see a list of options like “Email,” “Music player,” and “Web browser.” Click on the current default browser (most likely Microsoft Edge) to see other options. Choose the browser you want to use as your default.
Step 4: Confirm Your Choice
Once you’ve selected your preferred browser, Windows will ask you to confirm your choice. Click on “Switch anyway” to set your new default browser.
Step 5: Test Your New Default Browser
Open a link from your desktop or search engine, and your new default browser should launch. If it doesn’t, go back to the Default apps menu and confirm your choice.
Step 6: Change Default Apps for Specific File Types
If you want to set a different browser for a specific file type (like HTML or PDF), go back to the Default apps menu and scroll down to “Choose default apps by file type.” Select the file type you want to change and choose your preferred browser.
Step 7: Enjoy Your New Default Browser
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set any browser as your default browser on Windows 10. Enjoy faster browsing and better user experience with your new browser.
What if my preferred browser is not on the list?
If your preferred browser is not on the list, make sure it’s installed on your computer. If it is, try restarting your computer and going back to the Default apps menu. If it still doesn’t appear, contact your browser’s customer support for further assistance.
What if I change my mind and want to switch back to Microsoft Edge?
Simply follow the same steps as above, but choose Microsoft Edge as your default browser instead of your new preferred browser.
Can I set different default browsers for different users on the same computer?
Yes, you can. However, you’ll need to log in as each user and repeat the steps above for each user account.
Setting any browser as your default browser on Windows 10 is a simple process. With just a few clicks, you can enjoy faster browsing and a better user experience. Follow the steps above to set your preferred browser as your default and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.