Step 1: Open the Settings app
To get started, click on the Start menu and select the Settings icon. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click on Apps
Once you’re in the Settings app, click on the “Apps” option from the left-hand menu.
Step 3: Click on Default Apps
Next, click on “Default apps” from the list of options.
Step 4: Click on Web Browser
Scroll down until you see the “Web browser” option and click on it.
Step 5: Select Chrome
Finally, select Google Chrome from the list of available browsers. Once you’ve selected Chrome, it will become your default browser on Windows 11.
Step 6: Bonus Tip – Pin Chrome to Taskbar
To make things easier, you can also pin Chrome to your taskbar. Simply right-click on the Chrome icon in your Start menu and select “Pin to taskbar” from the options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I make Chrome my default browser?
A: Making Chrome your default browser can help streamline your browsing experience by ensuring that all links and web pages open directly in Chrome.
Q: Can I make a different browser my default instead of Chrome?
A: Yes, you can choose any browser that you have installed on your Windows 11 computer.
Q: Will my bookmarks and extensions be saved when I make Chrome my default browser?
A: Yes, all your bookmarks and extensions will be saved and accessible in Chrome even after you make it your default browser.
Q: Can I undo the changes and make a different browser my default again?
A: Yes, you can always go back to the Default apps settings and choose a different browser as your default.
Q: Is it possible to make Chrome my default browser on other operating systems?
A: Yes, you can make Chrome your default browser on other operating systems like Windows 10, macOS, and Linux.