How to change the default browser in Windows 11/10

Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows 10 and 11 computers. However, you can easily change the default browser in Windows to Google Chrome, Firefox, and others.

Change the default browser in Windows 10 and 11

For a better user experience, Microsoft recommends continuing to use Microsoft Edge as the default browser on your Windows 10 and 11 computers.

However, many users prefer using the most popular Google Chrome browser and there are others who prefer to use other browsers such as DuckDuckGo and FireFox.

Therefore, below we provide the steps to change the default browser in Windows to Google Chrome, Firefox and the steps to use DuckDuckGo as the default search engine on your computer.

1. Change the default browser in Windows to Chrome

The first step is downloading and installing Google Chrome browser on your computer. You can do this by going to Google’s official one download page.

Once the download is complete, double click the Downloaded file and follow the instructions Install Google Chrome browser on your computer.

Run the Chrome setup file

If you cannot install Google Chrome, your computer may be running the Windows operating system in S mode. In such a case, you need to follow the instructions in this guide: Can’t install Google Chrome in Windows 10.

Once the browser is installed, open it Google Chrome Browser on your computer and click Set as default button and this will take you to the Default App Settings screen.

Set Google as the default browser

On the Default Apps screen, scroll down to the Web Browser section > click Microsoft Edge and select Google Chrome in the menu that appears.

Set Google Chrome as the default web browser in Windows 10

Close the settings screen and restart the Chrome browser on your computer. To make Chrome more accessible, you may want to add the Google Chrome icon to the taskbar.

Click on that beginning key > scroll down the list of apps > right click on it Google Chrome > click More and select Pin it to the taskbar Possibility.

Pin Google Chrome to the Windows 10 taskbar

This will add the Chrome icon to the taskbar, so you can always launch the Chrome browser simply by double-clicking the icon.

2. Change the default Windows browser to Firefox

Download and install fire fox Browser on your computer by going to Mozilla’s official one download page.

Once the download is complete, double click the Downloaded file and follow the instructions Install Firefox browser on your computer.

Once the download is complete, double click the Downloaded file and follow the instructions Install Firefox browser on your computer.

Firefox installer file

After installing the browser, open fire fox > click on Go 3 line icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Firefox Preferences

On the settings screen, click Make standard… Button located next to the entry “Firefox is not your default browser”.

Make Firefox the default browser option

If this doesn’t work, go to settings > applications > select Default Apps in the left pane. In the right pane, scroll down to the Web Browser section > click Microsoft Edge and select fire fox in the drop down menu.

Make Firefox the default browser in Windows

Note: If Microsoft Edge is not the default browser, click the ones listed default browser and select fire fox in the drop down menu.

3. Change default Windows browser to DuckDuckGo?

While you can change the default browser in Windows to Google Chrome, Firefox, and others, there is no way to change the default browser on your computer to DuckDuckGo.

Unlike Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Safari, DuckDuckGo is basically a search engine (like Bing) and still requires a web browser to work on a Windows computer, Mac or mobile device.

The good news is that you can set both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome to use DuckDuckGo as the default search engine on your computer.

You can do that by following the easy-to-follow steps in this guide: How to Change Microsoft Edge Search Engine to DuckDuckGo.

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