How to set Chrome as your default browser

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Set Chrome as the default browser on Windows PC

If you use a PC with su installed an operating system version equal to or earlier than Windows 7 and it is your intention to figure out how to set Chrome as the default browser going to replace Internet Explorer, the program for surfing the net made available by Microsoft on all computers based on its operating system, the first thing you need to do is press the button Home, to type control panel in the search field that is shown to you and then click on the first result you see in the list.



In the screen displayed then presses on the item Programs, move the cursor to the section Pre-defined programs and then click on the entry Set default programs. Successfully piggy his Google Chrome from the list Programs located on the left then click on the item first Set this program as the default and then on the button OK located at the bottom, on the right.

If, on the other hand, you are using a PC with su installed a version equal to or later than the Windows 8 operating system and it is your intention to set Chrome as the default browser instead of Internet Explorer or Edge, the program for surfing the net made available exclusively on the latest version of the Microsoft operating system, the first thing you need to do is press the button Home, to type settings in the search field that you see and then click on the first result that is shown to you.


In the window that at this point will open if you are using Windows 10 first presses the icon of System and then on the voice Predefined app while if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 click on Search and app and then select the item Default settings. Subsequently, in both cases, scroll through the various options visible on the screen, locate the item Web browser and then presses the button next to that item. Then indicate Google Chrome as browser you intend to set it as default by selecting it from the list that is shown to you.


Alternatively, you can set Chrome as the default browser by putting into practice the procedure already seen for older versions of Windows. To set Chrome as your default browser you can then proceed as follows. Press on the button Home attached to the taskbar, type control panel in the search field that is shown to you and then click on the first result in the list. Once the Control Panel click on Programs and then Set default programs then locate Google Chrome from the list Programs present on the left and click on it. Finally, press the button Set this program as the default and then click the button OK.

You can also set Chrome as the default browser immediately after downloading the program to browse the Google home network. Open Chrome by clicking on its icon and then pressing the button Imposta eat predefined visible at the first start of the same, next to the item Google Chrome is not your default browser which is located at the top of the software window.


As an alternative to the procedures I have indicated to you in the previous lines, you should know that you can set Chrome as the default browser on a Windows PC also by acting on the program settings. To do this, start Google Chrome by clicking on its icon, then click on the button depicting three horizontal lines located in the upper right part of the window that has opened and presses on the item Settings attached to the displayed menu. Then click on the button Set Google Chrome as your default browser present in corrispondenza della sezione Default browser.


Obviously, in case of second thoughts you can always and in any case cancel the procedure by which to set Chrome as the default browser by selecting Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge again as the default program for surfing the net or a program of your choice other than Google Chrome.

Set Chrome as the default browser on OS X

If you are using a Mac with su installed OS X and it is your intention to set Chrome as the default browser by replacing Safari, the program for surfing the net made available by Apple on all its computers, the first step you need to take is to access System preference. To do this, click on the relative icon attached to Launchpad, Dock or to the folder Applications.

Now that you see the System preference presses on the voice Generali placed at the top left and then move the mouse cursor to the item Web browser by default, presses on the menu on the side and selects Google Chrome as a program to surf the net that you intend to set as the default in place of Safari.


To confirm the application of the changes made, simply close the section window Generali di System preference.

After setting Chrome as the default browser, whenever you find yourself having to perform some operation on the computer that requires the use of a program to browse the net, Google Chrome will automatically start.

As an alternative to the procedure I have just indicated, you should know that it is possible to set Chrome as the default browser on Mac OS X also by acting on the settings of the program itself. To do this, start Google Chrome by pressing on its icon, then click on the button depicting three horizontal lines located in the upper right part of the window that has opened and presses on the item Settings attached to the displayed menu. Then, press the button Set Google Chrome as your default browser present in corrispondenza della sezione Default browser.


Clearly, if you think about it you can always and in any case cancel the procedure by which to set Chrome as the default browser by selecting Safari again or another browser program of your choice.

Set Chrome as the default browser on smartphones and tablets

You have downloaded the app of the famous program to surf the net from Google on your smartphone or tablet Android and rather than on a computer, would you like to understand how to set Chrome as the default browser on your mobile device? If the answer is "yes" I am happy to inform you that it is a possible operation and, moreover, that it is also extremely simple.

To set Chrome as default on your Android smartphone or tablet, press on any link in an application other than the one used as a program to surf the net, press on Chrome and then tap on Everlasting. Done!

If you think about it again, you can cancel the procedure by which to set Chrome as the default browser at any time by simply accessing the section Settings of Android, by tapping on General, selecting the item Default applications and then pressing the button Clear located next to the Google Chrome icon.

If you are using a device instead iOS us iOS 14 or later, you can easily succeed in your intent by going to the menu Settings> Chrome> Default browser app and selecting Chrome from the next screen.

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