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How To Change The Default Web Browser In Windows 10 To Chrome, Firefox

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  • Step-by-step procedure on how to change the default web browser from Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera on your Windows 10 desktop computer.

If you are using Windows 10 operating system on your laptop or a desktop computer, Microsoft Edge must be your default browser there. The default browser is the one that opens up automatically whenever you click on any external link, either through an Email or other documents such as PDF or word document. Did you know that you can easily change the default web browser of your system with the right set of knowledge? Changing the default web browser on Windows 10 is easy. There are a few ways you can change your default web browser from Edge to Chrome, Firefox or something else. We take a look:

How to change the default web browser in Windows 10

Changing your system's default browser is relatively simple. All you need to do is tweak some of the settings on your Windows 10 operating system. Here is everything you need to know:

Step 1: First things first, you need to navigate to Settings. Click on the Start menu and click on the Gear icon to go to Settings.

Step 2: Once inside the System Settings, click on the Apps option. At the left-hand side of your screen, navigate to 'Default Apps.'

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Step 3: Inside the Default Apps option, you will come across a variety of options to choose from. Click on the Web browser at the bottom.

Step 4: Now, you will notice the default web-browser app icon there. You need to click on the app icon. Choose your preferred web browser.

Step 5: Once done, you will notice that the default web browser application on your system has finally been changed.

How to set Chrome as your default web browser

In case you don't want to go through your system settings, you can easily change your default web browser inside the web browser application itself. Here is everything you need to know:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser on your computer and navigate to More Settings option by clicking on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.

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Step 2: On the left-hand side of your screen, click on the option 'Default browser.'

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Step 3: If your Chrome is not already a default browser on your computer, you will find an option 'Make default' at the top. Click on that option.

Step 4: You will be redirected to System Settings to choose default apps. Click on the Web browser icon at the bottom and select Chrome from the list.

How to set Edge as your default web browser

Similarly, you can also make Edge your default browser by following these steps.

Step 1: Open Edge browser on your computer and click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner to open More Settings. Now, click on the Settings.

Step 2: At the top, click on the option 'Change my default.'

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Step 3: Once again, you will be redirected to System Settings. Now, click on the Web browser icon at the bottom and select Edge from the list.

By following the above procedure, you can change the default web browser on your Windows 10 system to other web browser applications as well, such as Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, etc.

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