Windows 10 – How to Set Google Chrome as your Default Browser

For those of you who have upgraded to Windows 10, you may want to know how to set Google Chrome as your default browser. As Cortana starts to become your go to application, it will no doubt start to open many things up in the default browser. That default browser is Microsoft’s new web browser called Microsoft Edge.

Now Microsoft Edge is a pretty cool browser and much improved from the previous versions of Internet Explorer, but if you are like me, you have come to love Google Chrome’s slick and simple interface and how Google integrates everything across your various devices with your Google account. So for now, we probably want to stick with using our favorite browser, Chrome.

Setting Chrome is not as easy as it was in previous versions of Windows, so below, I will walk you through the process!

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Click the Windows Start Button (the 4 tile Windows logo icon in the bottom left corner of your screen and then click on the Settings button.


Step 2: Click on the System button.


Step 3: Click on the “Default Apps” button


Step 4: Scroll down on the right side and click on the current default browser set under the “Web Browser” header


Step 5: Select your favorite browser and you are all set!


Step 6: Confirm it’s working by searcing for something in the “Ask me anything” box and make sure it launches the webpage in your favorite browser. Also, you can test it by asking Cortana a question which will cause her to open a page in your web browser. You should be all set now!