How to change your default web browser in Windows 11

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How to change your default web browser in Windows 11

Today I’ll show you how to change your default web browser on Windows 11. Microsoft have made it a bit tricky to do this due to the ongoing browser wars, but I’ll guide you through it. I am using Google Chrome in this tutorial.

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How to change your default web browser in Windows 11

Please note: Before starting this guide, you will need to have already installed an alternative web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi etc.

  1. Click Start, then Settings
    Click Start, then Settings
  2. Click Apps, then Default apps
    Click Apps, then Default apps
  3. Enter your apps name in the search box below the Set defaults for applications heading (i.e. “Chrome”), then click on the search result (i.e. Google Chrome)
    Search for the app, click the result
  4. Click the Set default button
    Set as default app
  5. You chosen browser will now be the default app for websites
    Your chosen web browser is now default

Conclusion

Hopefully you now have the browser you want as default on Windows 11. If you had any issues, hit me up in the comments or socials/email.

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