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How to set Chrome as your default browser

Mireia Fernández


Google Chrome is the most installed web browser in use today. Its stability, speed and easy access to all Google products are only a few of its many advantages. However, when we buy a new computer or upgrade it to Windows 10, we have to deal with the fact that the preset browser is Microsoft Edge. Luckily, setting up Chrome as your default browser is very easy and it will only take you a few minutes.


Steps to Make Chrome Your Default Browser in Windows 10

Step 1. Access the System Settings

To set Chrome as your default browser, first you’ll have to open the System Settings. To do that, simply click on the “Start” button (it’s the button with the Windows logo at the bottom left corner of your screen) and then click on “Settings”. If you prefer, you can also use the keyboard shortcut “Windows key + I“.

Windows settings

Step 2. Reach the Default Apps List

Once you’re in the Settings window, click on “Apps”. This will take you to a new screen with a left-side pane where you have to select “Default apps”.

Default apps from Windows 10

Step 3. Locate the Current Default Browser

In the “Default apps” section you’ll see a list of all the programs that Windows has set as default. Look for the “Web browser” heading and click on the icon underneath it.

Default browser in Windows 10

Step 4. Choose Chrome as Your Default Browser

If you’ve followed the steps so far, you’ll now find yourself with a list of all the web browsers that are currently installed on your computer. Look through the list until you find Google Chrome and click on its icon to set it as your default browser.

Setting Chrome as default browser

Step 5. Pin Chrome to the Taskbar (Optional)

Finally, we recommend that you pin Google Chrome to the Windows Taskbar. To do that, just right-click on Chrome’s shortcut and select “Pin to taskbar”.

Pin to taskbar

The Easiest Way to Access Chrome

As you can see, setting your default browser in Windows 10 is very easy. Now each time you click on a link from an email or external app, Chrome will be the browser that opens.

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