How to Change Your Default Browser in Windows 11

By | November 27, 2022
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How to Change Your Default Browser in Windows 11

When Windows 11 was first released, users had to jump through hoops to change the default browser to something other than Microsoft Edge. In their infinite wisdom, Microsoft figured that if they made it difficult to switch the default browser, everyone but the geeks would end up using Microsoft Edge. But many people got very upset when they realized they’d have to jump through hoops to change the default browser from Edge to something else.

It took a while, but Microsoft finally acquiesced and put Windows 11 users first. Now it’s easy to switch default browsers in Windows 11.

Here’s how to set a default browser in Windows 11.

Open settings – (Windows key + i ) and click on “Apps”.

Under “Apps” click on “Default apps”.

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In “Apps > Default apps” find the browser you want to set as your default browser. For this example, we choose “Google Chrome”.

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In the window that opens when you click on Google Chrome,  near the top, click the button labeled “Set default”. When you do, a checkmark will appear and Chrome will be the default opener for .htm and .html (web pages).

 

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Now all web links will open with Google Chrome instead of Microsoft Edge. 

You can change your default browser to almost any browser you have installed – Firefox, Opera, Brave, etc. exactly as you see above.

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