Below are instructions on how to set your default browser to any browser installed other than Internet Explorer.


Windows 7

  •  Click on the Windows Start Button and in the search field type: default. When the search returns Default Programs, click on it to open the Default Programs screen.

  •  At the default programs screen, click on the Set your default programs option.

  •  A screen will open that lists all the installed programs that can be configured as some sort of default in Windows. Select the web browser that you wish to be the default Windows web browser and click on the Set this program as default button.

  •  Press the OK button to exit the Control Panel.

The selected browser is now set as the default.


Windows 10

First click the Start Button in the lower left corner of your main Windows screen (or press the Start Key on your keyboard then type/search for default browser (1).

Next you will see an entry at the top of the Start Menu that says Choose a default web browser (2).

Click that entry to continue.

Set Default Browser in Windows 10

That will open up the Settings>System>Default apps area with the Web browser option selected.

Click on that entry to continue.

Set Default Web Browser in Windows 10

In the resulting pop up menu just click on your preferred browser.

Set default Web Browser on Windows 10

Once you have selected your preferred browser it will now show as the default.

Set Default Browser in Windows 10

Just close the window and you are done.

From this point forward any clicks on web links in apps or programs will result in your browser of choice opening up.