In Windows and OS X, your default browser is the program that starts every time you open a HTML file or click on a link. All browsers have the capability to become the operating system’s default browser. Changing the default browser is something a lot of people have trouble with. The purpose of this article is to help people to easily change their defalut web browsers. This will be discussing the ways of changing the default browser to Firefox and Chrome, which I believe are the most used web browsers today.
So the other day, I decided that I wanted to try a new browser so I installed Opera. It decided that free will is nothing and took over my default browser settings. Default browser settings vary across multiple factors like operating system and browser in question.So this is how I fixed the problem for Firefox.
I had Firefox set as my default browser. It wasn’t exactly making me happy to see external links open up in Opera. As one may expect, its not all that difficult to change your default browser.You are needed to open the Tools menu and select Options. On the dialog box, open the Advanced tab. Clicking on the “Check Now” option will give you an option to set it as your default browser. Now, Firefox will be launched each time your operating system is prompted to open up a web browser.
To set Chrome as your default browser, the steps are a little different but even simpler. Thanks to Chrome’s easy to use user interface, this process is simpler than ever.First, you need to click on the three vertical bars on the very left of the address bar. On the drop down menu, click on the Setting option. On the page, towards the very bottom, you will find an option to make Google Chrome your default browser. Click on it.You now have set Google Chrome as your default browser. It will open every time you click on a link anytime while using your computer.One other way to do it is from the control panel itself though this method is windows exclusive.You need to open control panel. You can do so by typing “Control Panel” in the start menu or screen. Now, you have to click on the programs options. In the next window, click on “Set your default programs”. Now navigate to the browser of your choice and click on “Set this program as default”. This will make the browser you selected your default browser.
The OS X alternative method is to open Safari and clicking on Safari from the top left corner. From the drop down list, click on “Preferences” . Then click on “General”. Click on the drop down menu next to default browser and choose your desired browser. The last two methods that I listed are universal throughout Windows and OS X respectively which means it will work regardkess of the browser choice.This is all you need to know on how to change the defalut browser of your computer.