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Summary

This post gives guides on how to change default browser in Windows 10/8/7 and Android. Learn how to make Chrome default browser in Windows 10 or Android. If you want to make Firefox default browser, set Microsoft Edge or any other third-party browser as default browser, here is also a guide.

How to change default browser in Windows 10? How to make Chrome default browser in Windows 10 or Android?

If you click a link in an email, in Windows search box or in other apps, the link will be opened with the default browser in your device. If you upgrade to Windows 10, the default browser may be Microsoft Edge instead of Firefox.

The default browser can be easily changed. If the Google Chrome is your most commonly used browser, you can make Chrome default browser, then any link you click will be opened automatically in Google Chrome. If you make Firefox default browser, then the links will be opened in Firefox.

Check below the step-by-step guide on how to change default browser in Windows 10/8/7 or Android.

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How to Make Chrome Default Browser Windows 10/8/7

In the beginning, no matter which browser you want to set as default browser, you should make sure you’ve downloaded and installed this browser in your device.

Since most of you may like Chrome browser most, let’s check how to make Chrome default browser in Windows 10/8/7. Normally you have two ways to set Chrome as default browser in your Windows computer.

Method 1. Make Chrome Default Browser through Default Apps

Step 1. Open Default Apps

You can click Start menu on your Windows 10/8/7, and click Settings.

For Windows 10 original version, you can click System -> Default apps.

For Windows Creators Update, you can click Apps -> Default apps to open your default apps Window.

Alternatively, you can also click Start, type Default app settings, and select the top result Default app settings -> Default apps to open Window default apps.

how to change default browser Windows 10/8/7

Step 2. Make Chrome Default Browser Windows 10

Next you can scroll down and click the current browser under Web browser.

In the pop-up Choose an app window, you can see a list of all available browsers in your computer.

Click Google Chrome and make it as the default browser in your Windows 10 computer.

If you’d like to make Firefox as default browser in Windows 10, you can follow the same steps above and choose Firefox in Choose an app window in the last step. Thus, you can easily change default browser in Windows 10/8/7.

Related: How to Delete Usage History (App, Google, Firefox) in Windows

Method 2. Set Chrome as Default Browser in Chrome

Step 1. You can open Chrome browser, and click the Chrome menu button in the upper-right corner in Chrome browser window.

Step 2. Click Settings from the drop-down menu to access Chrome’s settings window.

Step 3. Then scroll down to locate Default browser section. Click Make default button, and the computer will bring you to the Default apps Window where you can choose and make Chrome as your default browser.

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The process of making Firefox as your default Windows browser is almost the same.

  • You can open Firefox browser, and click Firefox menu button at the top-right corner.
  • Choose Options -> General. Then click Make Default button under Startup to make Firefox default browser in Windows 10/8/7.

How to Make Chrome Default Browser Android

If you want to make Chrome as default browser in your Android phones, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Click Settings icon on your Android device.

Step 2. Click Apps & notifications -> Default apps.

Step 3. Then click Browser App, and choose Chrome as the default browser in your Android phone. You can also make Firefox or any other preferred browser as default browser in Android only if you've installed the target browser app in your Android phone.

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