08/12/2021

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How to make Google Chrome your default browser on a PC or Mac

  • You can make Google Chrome your default browser on a Mac or PC with a few clicks.
  • Making Google Chrome your default browser means any link you click on will be automatically opened in Chrome.
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Thanks to its personalized features, Google Chrome offers a few advantages to users who make it their default browser. For example, making Chrome your default browser means that any link you open will be automatically accessed through Chrome. To make full use of the browser’s perks, you’ll first have to download it to your computer.

How to make Google Chrome your default browser on Mac

Setting Google Chrome as your default browser is simple. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to download the application.  There are two ways you can set Chrome as your internet browser.

1. Once downloaded, open Google Chrome.

2. Click the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner to open the menu. 

3. Select Settings from the list.

4. Click on Default browser from the menu on the left.

Click Default browser in the menu on the left.
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Alternatively, you can follow these steps:

1. From the desktop screen, click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner.

2. Click System Preferences from the menu.

3. Select General from the options.

4. Next to Default web browser, select Google Chrome from the pop-up list and close the window.

Select Google Chrome from the Default web browser menu.
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How to make Google Chrome your default browser on PC

Making Chrome your browser can be a bit different depending on the Windows navigation interface you may have.

If you’re using Windows 10, do the following:

1. Click Start to open the menu.

2. Select Settings from the options menu.

3. Click the Apps tab.

4. Select Default apps from the side panel.

5. Under Web browser, click on the current browser.

6. Choose Google Chrome from the app window, then hit Done

Change your default in the Web browser section to Google Chrome.
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The following steps are for users with Windows 8 and 7:

1. Click Start to open the menu.

2. Locate and click the Control Panel.

3. Click Programs.

4. Select Default Programs, then Set your default programs.

5. Choose Google Chrome from the left-side list.

6. Select Set this program as default and hit OK when finished.