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Windows 10 – Change the default browser, it’s not difficult!!

You’re talking Rubbish!!!

I thought I’d write this article as I’m amazed at the backlash that Microsoft has been receiving about “How difficult” it is to change the default browser in Windows 10. I’ve never seen, in my opinion, so much poor biased journalism, and no I’m not a Microsoft “Fan Boy”, around a browser setting in an operating system.

I don’t think I’ve ever read an article about Apple shipping Safari as the default browser in OSX or being asked to give users another choice out of the box.

If you don’t like it change it. So with that in mind I thought I’d show you how to do it below. I hope you find this useful and don’t have any problems changing your browser.

How to change your default browser in Windows 10

Here in simple steps, with pictures, is how you change the default apps in Microsoft Windows 10 to something you do like, assuming you have downloaded and installed the software you want to use.

1. First step, using the Windows Menu, go to settings:

Settings Screen

2. Select the System option and you will see the screenshot below.

System Settings


3. Select the Default apps option.

Default Apps Option


4. Scroll down to the Web Browser (notice you can change other apps in this menu setting)

Web Browser


5. Click on the Web Browser and you will be presented with a list of alternatives, assuming you have installed some!

Browser Choices

6. Select the one you want and close the menu, Job Done!

I hope this helps those people out there that appear to be having trouble and shows you just how easy it is. Just because a company changes how a piece of software works doesn’t make it bad, in fact I see it as a sign of progress, and in fact I believe Microsoft have made a huge leap forward with Windows 10, and I hope they continue to innovate.



I am and have been an Oracle dba for the past twenty something years, with a few deviations to dabble in other areas. I’m certified (or is that certifiable) in both Oracle 10 and 11G OCP. I’m an “old skool” hacker at heart in the traditional sense, pulling apart bits of kit to see how they work, mainly with the intention of fixing it, mostly with the outcome of breaking it! I like toying with hardware, software and new technologies and love Linux, although Windows 10 is looking pretty slick too. I have a keen interest in reading / writing and electronics, and occasionally snap a few photos. If I can help you I will, so if you have any questions feel free to ask by using my contact form. -Lee And now for the disclaimer: Anything I write here is my own opinion and does not represent the view of any company I work for now or have worked for in the past.

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