Steps to Set Default Browsers on Windows 11?

Though Microsoft Edge is the built-in default browser in Windows 11/10/8, Chrome, Safari and Firefox are still dominating the market share as over 80%. That indicates that Edge may not be the primary choice for most Windows 11 users. How to set the default browsers as Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Windows 11 is different from that on Windows 10. Microsoft has made it more difficult to switch default Apps in Win 11. By going through this article, you can easily set the one you like most as your default browser on Windows 11 by following the below steps.

How to Set Chrome as Default Browser on Windows 11?

We will take Chrome for example to tell you the detailed steps to set default browsers on Windows 11.

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

Apps Settings in Win 11
Apps in Settings on Windows 11

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

Default App Settings in Win 11
Default apps on Windows 11

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

Google Chrome Settings
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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