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How to Change the Default Browser on Windows 10

Microsoft’s Edge Chromium browser offers at par experience with other browsers including Chrome an Firefox. It also supports extensions from Chrome Web store making it possible for anyone who wants to switch. I have experienced that it consumers less processing power. So if you’re going to change the default browser in Windows 10, follow the steps.

How to Change the Default Browser on Windows 10

Below are the steps to change and use one of your favorite browsers as the default browser.

  1. Click on Start button and type “Default Browser.” It should show up the option–Choose a default web browser–click on it.Choose a Default Web Browser Settings in Windows 10
  2. It will take you to the core settings where you can change default apps for almost anything.
  3. Now click the Web browser section, and it will list all the browsers installed on the PC along with the option to find a new one in store.
  4. If you have Chrome already installed, then switch to Edge to change the default browser.

Once done, any link you open from within an app or anywhere in Windows, will use the new default browser. Interesting to note that if you wish to switch to Internet Explorer for some reason, even that is listed right there. Many of you might need to check few sites which still aren’t compatible with Edge, and requires IE.

The same place lets you change any default file association in Windows 10. You can change default apps for videos, photos, any list of extensions, and so on. You can also press Win+I to open the Settings app. Then select System, and scroll down to Default Apps in the left pane and click on it.

Another way of doing is by using the old control panel. Use the Win+X shortcut to open Control Panel. Then click on the Set your default programs link. Here you will have a list of options along with associated programs listed. Select the one related to the browser and change the browser.

We hope the post was easy to understand, and you were able to change the default browser in Windows 10.

A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.



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