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How to Change Default Browser in Windows 11

The default browser is the web browser installed on your Windows that is automatically used when the user clicks and opens a webpage or a link.

Use of Default Browser in Windows
Example Stating the Use of Default Browser in Windows

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to set any browser your default browser in windows, including Google Chrome, Opera, Brave, Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi, Edge, Aloha, DuckDuckGo, Tor, etc, using the Windows Settings


Step #1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start Menu.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step #2: Select the “Apps” option from the Left Sidebar/Navigation Pane and choose the “Default Apps” option.

select default apps option from the apps tab in windows settings in windows 11
“Default Apps” option

Step #3: From the list of apps, select the browser that you want to make as the default.

set google chrome as default browser in windows 11
Select Browser to Set as Default

Step #4: You can see the default settings for the following file types:

.htm or .html – Hypertext Markup Language
.pdf – Portable Document Format
.shtml – Server-Parsed Hypertext Markup Language
.svg – Scalable Vector Graphics
.webp – Web Picture Format
.xht or .xhtml – Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
FTP – File Transfer Protocol
HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

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Default Browser Settings
default settings for browser in windows 11
Default Browser Settings (Continue)

Step #5: Click on the file type for which you want to set Google Chrome or any other browser as default and a pop-up panel appears.

click on the default app setting option and choose new default app and press ok button
Default App for Selected File Type

Step #6: Choose other file types and change the default browser.

new default apps for different file extensions in windows 11
New Default Browser for different file Types
new default apps for other file extensions in windows 11
New Default Browser for different file Types (Continue)

How to set Google Chrome as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘Google Chrome’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select Google Chrome from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button

How to set Mozilla Firefox as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘Mozilla Firefox’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select Mozilla Firefox from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button

How to set Microsoft Edge as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘Microsoft Edge’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select Microsoft Edge from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button

How to set Brave as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘Brave’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select Brave from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button

How to set DuckDuckGo as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘DuckDuckGo’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select DuckDuckGo from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button

How to set Opera as default browser in Windows 11?

1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Select the ‘Apps’ option.
3. Select the ‘Default Apps’ option.
4. Select the ‘Opera’ browser from the list.
5. Choose File Type and a pop-up panel appears.
6. Select Opera from the pop-up panel again and press the ‘OK’ button


Conclusion

We’ve covered how to set the default browser in Windows 11.

The default browser in Windows may be configured in a variety of methods, all of which are straightforward. By altering the settings of a program or modifying the browser settings, you can change your default browser. Whatever method you choose, you can rest assured that selecting a default browser is simple.


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