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How to set a browser as default in Windows (Set Google Chrome as default)

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, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/04/23/how-to-set-a-browser-as-default-in-macos-set-google-chrome-as-default/

Prerequisite
– Ensure Google Chrome is installed on your personal device.

Scenario 1: If you are prompted to set the Chrome as your default browser.

– Click on “Set as default” as shown above
This will open the Default apps Windows Settings

Scenario 2: If you do not have the following scenario as shown above
– Click on Windows Settings
– Click on Apps as shown below
This will open the Default apps Windows Settings

– Select App and
– Finally, click on default apps as shown below

Final steps for both Scenario 1 and Scenario 2
– Click on Internet Explorer under the “Web browser” as shown below

This will open up the choose an app window as shown below.
– Click on Google Chrome

And that is all. 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

To ensure you are able to open Chrome easily, add a shortcut to your taskbar with the following steps below
– On your computer,
– Open Chrome
– In the Windows taskbar at the bottom,
– Right-click on Chrome.
– Click Pin to the taskbar.

For more information on how to create a shortcut, see the following link
– Create a desktop shortcut https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/08/how-to-create-a-shortcut-in-windows/
– On how to make a shortcut available to all users, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2019/05/11/how-to-make-a-desktop-shortcut-available-for-all-users-in-windows-7-and-10/
– For how to create a scheduled task on Windows Server 2019, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/24/how-to-create-a-scheduled-task-on-windows-server-2019/

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