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Set Google Chrome as default: How to set a browser as default on macOS

Every PC as well as the mobile device has a default web browser. Windows 10 has Microsoft Edge, Apple devices run Safari, etc. However, you are not obligated to stay put with these default browsers. In this guide, I will be discussing how to make the switch. It is very important to set a default browser of your choice in order to have links open up in your desired browser. On how to set a browser as default in macOS. For more information on how to create a shortcut, see the following links: Create a desktop shortcut, how to make a shortcut available to all users, and how to create a scheduled task on Windows Server 2019

It is very important to set a default browser of your choice in order to have links open up in your desired browser. On how this is done in Windows, please take a look at this link. 

Prerequisite: Ensure you have your desired browser installed. To do this in macOS, launch System Preferences from the Launch as shown below

This will open up the System Preferences as shown below
– Click on General as shown below

– Click on the Default web browser and select your desired browser.
Note: Here we can choose any desired browser of your choice.

That is all that is needed to be configured. When next an application or link is clicked on, this will automatically open up in Google Chrome. This same idea can be used to set Edge, Firefox, etc as your default browser.

For easy access to the web browser (Google Chrome), you can pin it to Dock.
– Right Click on the Google Chrome icon on the Dock

The browser will henceforth be available on the Dock and can be launched from there. For how to set a default app to archive files on macOS, see the following link.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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