Setting Google Chrome as the default browser in Windows 10

The default browser in Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge, however, you are allowed to change it to another browser if you prefer. This guide will walk you through the process.

Prerequisites: Ability to comfortably navigate Windows settings 

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: <1 minute 

Expected Outcome: Google Chrome is set as default browser

Tools Required: Windows 10 laptop or PC

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Steps to Perform 

  1. On your computer, click the Start menu Start menu.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Open your default apps:
    • Original version: Click System and then Default apps.
    • Creators Update: Click Apps and then Default apps.
  4. At the bottom, under "Web browser," click your current browser (typically Microsoft Edge).
  5. In the "Choose an app" window, click Google Chrome.