Windows 10 – Changing the Default Browser

If you upgrade to Windows 10 from a prior version, it changes your default browser setting to Microsoft’s new browser called “Edge”.  It’s really simple to change it back.

  1. Click the search icon in the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Type default browser
  3. At the top of the search results, “choose a default web browser” will be highlighted.  Just click it.
  4. On the settings window that comes up, scroll to where you see “Web Browser”, then click the browser name shown in the drop down list under it.  It’ll show you a list of browsers on your machine.  Just choose your favorite and you’re done.

The Mozilla CEO wrote a nastly, open letter complaining that Microsoft changed the default selection (which they did), but he also claimed that it’s very difficult to change it back.  Clearly, he’s wrong about that part.

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