How To Change Your Default Browser

In this article you will learn diverse ways you can change your default browser in Windows 10, 8 and 7 with chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox,Opera and more

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How To Set Chrome as your default browser in Windows 10, 8,7

The first thing to do is to download and install Chrome if you don’t have it on your PC and follow the instructions below

For Windows 10

  • Club on your computer “Start up” menu
  • Tap on “settings” button
  • Open your default apps, for the original version – Select “system” Choose “default apps” widget. For creators update, tap on “apps” link and  press “default apps” link
  • Navigate downward and select your current browser
  • Tap on “Google Chrome” in the choose an app” page
  • You can add a shortcut, to access Chrome with ease, follow these medium
  • Open Chrome on your PC
  • Right tap on “Chrome” in the taskbar

For Windows 8/7

  • Navigate and press on the “start” on your computer
  • Tap on “control panel” widget
  • Select “programs”
  • Click on “default programs ” tab
  • Press “set your default programs” widget
  • Move to the left side of the screen and click “Google Chrome”
  • Select “set this program as default” tab and tap on “OK” link

Set Chrome as default browser on Android, iPhone & IPad

You can set Chrome as your default browser on your mobile device with ease, this is what to do

For Android phone

  • Go to your phone setting
  • Select “apps & notifications” tab
  • Click on “Advanced” widget
  • Tap “default apps” link
  • Press “browser app” and select “Chrome”

For IPhone &iPad device

 Chrome cannot be set as your default browser, it can only be added to your dock, follow these steps to add it to your dock

  • You can tap and hold on an app on the dock, to free space
  • Drag the app and release it on your home screen
  • Hold on the “Chrome app” down and free it on your dock
  • Click on the home tab

How To set Mozilla Firefox as your default browser

  • Open Firefox browser
  • Tap on “Firefox menu” tab  which is the three lines at top of the page
  • Select “options” link, from the pop up list
  • Select “general” icon
  • Click on “make default” tab

Set Internet Explorer As your default browser

  • Go to the top right of the screen and click on “Gear” icon
  • From the drop down list,  choose “Internet options” tab
  • Select “programs” widget
  • Under “opening Internet Explorer”, click on “make Internet Explorer the default browser” link
  • From the list of programs, choose “Internet Explorer”

Set Opera as your default browser

  • Open your browsers Windows
  • Click “Opera menu” button
  • Select “settings” option
  • Find the default browser settings and choose “make Opera default” link

Make MaxthonCloud your default browser

  • Press “Maxthon menu” tab, which is the three lines at the top of the screen
  • Tap on “settings” icon
  • Select “set Maxthon browser as default browser” from the options


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