How to set Chrome or Mozilla as the Windows 11 default browser

Chrome or Mozilla? Which one would you like to be the default browser on your Windows 11 PC? When it comes to the best browser, you have many choices. But if your goal is to switch from Microsoft Edge (the default browser in Windows 11) to Chrome or Mozilla, you’ll need to set one of them as the default.

Set Chrome or Firefox as Windows 11 default browser

In this tutorial, we will walk you through how to set the default web browser within the Windows 11 operating system. The steps below apply to Chrome and Firefox, but you can follow the same procedure in other web browsers as well.

Change Chrome or Firefox as the Windows 11 default browser

Windows 11 comes with the Edge browser, but there are plenty of better browsers out there. If you’ve been using Chrome or Mozilla in the past and want to switch to it, you might see a message prompting you to make it your default browser. Here, we’ll show you how to change your default browser in Windows 11 and set your favorite browser as your new default web browser.

To change Chrome and Firefox as Windows 11 default browsers,  use the steps:

  • Press the Windows+I keys to launch the Windows Settings app.
  • Select Apps from the left pane.
  • Then go to the right and click Default apps.
  • According to your preference, choose either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your default browser on Windows 11.

Switch from Edge to Chrome or Firefox

  • Then click the .htm protocol and select the Switch Anyway option
  • Select Chrome or Firefox as your new default browser, and then click the OK button.
  • Once this is done, click the .html protocol and select the new default browser.
  • You should now click the OK button to change the default browser to your preferred one.
  • Similarly, click the HTTP protocol and select the new default web browser
  • Now click on the OK button to make it your default browser.
  • To set your preferred browser as the default, select the HTTPS protocol and the Switch Anyway option.
  • Click the OK button to set the newly selected default browser.

Once you have done it, the default browser will now be Chrome or Firefox, depending on what you selected above
Although it will not be the default setting for the entire system. Bing will continue to be used to open widget dashboard links and website results linked to Windows Search.

This post was written specifically for Chrome and Firefox users, but the same guidelines will apply to any browsing application like Opera, Safari, Brave, etc.

Which is the best web browser in 2022?

The 6 most popular web browsers in 2022 are:

  • All-around best: Google Chrome.
  • In terms of customization: Vivaldi.
  • Security-wise: Mozilla Firefox.
  • Suitable for social media: Opera.
  • A good option for macOS: Apple Safari.
  • The best browser for Windows: Microsoft Edge.

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Rishi, an ambititous undergraduate student, is passionate about finding and solving issues that appears in Windows, or other operating systems. He has a keen eye for detail when it comes to comparing different operating systems, smartphones, smartwatches, and other tech items.

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