How To Switch Your Default Web Browser : Firefox, Opera, IE & Chrome

Now a days it is a difficult task to choose a permanent browser. There are many advanced browsers now available for free download starting from the Windows default Internet Explorer to Opera.

Each browser has its own aura.

The stylish IE 9, the lightning fast and sleek Opera 11.50, the fast and secure Google Chrome 15, and the new in town Firefox 7 are some of my installed browsers right now.

When you install a new browser in Windows, you may be asked whether to set the new browser as default. If you opt yes, obviously from then on whenever you click a link in your mail, email address or web page links present on document, or open saved copy of a webpage (.html) on your computer etc. will only be opened in your default browser, i.e. the newly installed one.

If you feel it annoying later, you can easily switch your default web browser by applying the below tip. No third party apps. It is only a child’s play to change your default web browser.

change default browser

If you want to set a particular browser as your default one in Windows, open that browser and follow the tips given below, browser wise.

Chrome 15

Go to Wrench Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome) –> Tools –> Options –> Basics

There click “Make Google Chrome as my default browser”

Internet Explorer 9

Go to Tools (ALT+X) –> Internet Options –> Programs

There click “Make Default”

Firefox 7

Click the Firefox 7 Orange button visible at the top of the Firefox window. Now go to Options-> Options –> Advanced –> General

There click “Check Now” and select “Yes” when prompted.

Opera 11.50

Click Opera Button on the Opera window and select Settings –> Preferences –> Advanced –> Programs.

Make a tick marks against Check if Opera is my default browser at start up.

Restart the browser. And click “Yes” if you want to set Opera as your default browser.

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