How to Set Default Browser on Windows 11?

Edge is the built-in default browser of Windows 11 system if you do a clean installation, just like that on Windows 10. But in recent years, Chrome, Safari and Firefox are dominating the market share as over 80%. How to set them as the default browsers on Windows 11 is different from Windows 10 and previous versions. Microsoft has made it more difficult to switch default apps in order to increase its browser market share.

You can easily set the one you like most as your default browser on Windows 11 by following the below steps.

Step1: Enter the System settings interface and click Apps on the left menu list;

Apps in Settings on Windows 11

Step 2: Select Default apps showing you that you can set default for file and link types.

Default apps on Windows 11

Step 3: Choose the browser such as Google Chrome, and click on it;

Set Chrome as Default Browser on Windows 11

Step 4: Click Microsoft Edge under .htm;

.htm Option

Step 5: Microsoft will ask you to confirm whether to switch, and you just need to click Switch any way.

Switch the Default Browser

Step 6: A prompt will ask you How do you want to open .htm files from now on. Then just scroll down to Chrome to continue;

Select Chrome to open .htm file

Step 7: You should repeat the steps 4,5,6 to modify the settings for .html, .pdf, .shtml, .svg, .webp, .xht, FTP, HTML, HTTPS according to your habits.

Now Chrome has become your default browser on Windows 11.

Set Chrome as Default Browser on Windows 11

Of course, you can follow the above steps to set other browsers you like as the default one on Windows 11.


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