How to Change the Default Web Browser in Windows 10

You have possible noticed after the upgrade, Microsoft has set automatically your default web browser to Microsoft’s new Edge, even if you defaulted to Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or another web browser in Windows 7 or 8.

Personally, I am a Firefox fan, so the first thing I had to do after the upgrade has finished, was to set as my default browser as it was previously.

So, in this article, I will discuss how to change the default web browser in Windows 10 from Microsoft Edge to Firefox, Chrome, Opera or any other browser that you might prefer. So let’s get started:

From Default apps in Settings:

  • Click on Start and select Settings;


  • Then select the System option;


  • Click on Default apps, and then scroll down to the Web browser section and click on Microsoft Edge;


  • A menu will appear listing all of the web browsers that are currently installed on your machine.


  • Click the name of the browser that you wish to set as the default browser (in my case Firefox) and close the Settings app.


From the Web Browser:

An alternative method is to open your preferred web browser, and click on Make Default under Settings.

You can always reverse the process by following the above steps.

Note: If you haven’t upgraded your system to Windows 10 yet, during the upgrade process by selecting Custom settings instead of Express settings you will be prompted with the option to choose your default browser at this stage.

Please leave your comments below with your thoughts or alternative methods.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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