The overhauled UI in Windows 11 has elicited a variety of reactions, but the removal of countless features has offended many Windows users.First, in the Windows 11 context menu[更新]I learned that there are no buttons and they are hidden. And now even basic tasks such as setting up default apps are more confusing than ever. So if you don’t know how to set the default browser in Windows 11, I’ll explain it here. Follow this step-by-step guide to change your Windows 11 default browser.
Change the default browser for Windows 11 (2021)
Windows 11 may have brought some interesting new features, but for the reasons best known to Microsoft, many things are unnecessarily complicated. The ability to set default apps seems to be one of the areas that is much more complicated than previous versions of the OS. But don’t be afraid. Check out this tutorial to see how to change your default browser in Windows 11.
Note: This tutorial is for the official preview version of Windows 11 published through the Insider channel in June 2021. The method described here may or may not apply to the final RC / RTM version of the OS...
Install the selected third party web browser
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser for Windows 11. The first step to change this is to install the browser of your choice. There are many high quality third party browsers available for Windows, including Chrome (free), Firefox (free), Opera (free).
All browsers that are compatible with Windows 10 are also compatible with Windows 11. Therefore, please install the web browser of your choice and follow the guide below to change the default browser of Windows 10.
Note: Here, we are using Google Chrome for demo purposes. The process is the same for Firefox, Opera, or any other browser. If you don’t like Google Chrome because it has all the privacy implications, check out the best Chrome alternatives available for Windows...
Steps to set the default browser in Windows 11
- First,[設定]Open (using the Windows keyboard shortcut Win + I),[アプリ左ペインの「」タブ。 次に、「デフォルトのアプリ右ペインから」。
注意： 「デフォルトにするChrome（またはFirefox）設定内の[」ボタンをクリックして、Windows11の[デフォルトのアプリ]Go directly to the page..
- Now,”Search for appsIn the field, enter the name of the app, which is currently the default browser for Windows 11 PCs. In my case it’s Mozilla Firefox, but if you’re not sure it could be Microsoft Edge.
Note: The default browser for Windows 11 is Edge Chromium, so if you have a clean install of your OS, you should search for Microsoft Edge here. If you’ve upgraded from an existing Windows 10 installation, you’ll need to find the default browser app in Windows 10 because it inherits the default settings...
- You should now see a list of extensions and file types such as .html, .svg, .pdf, .php, which Firefox is the default app for. Click the extension one at a time and use the pop-up menu to change the default to the browser you use in Windows 11.
- If you change the default browser for all extensions, Restart your Windows 11 PC.. Chrome will be the default app for opening all these extensions and file types, and will be the default web browser for your Windows 11 installation.
Note: In my experience, the process of changing the default browser in Windows 11 is not only unnecessarily time consuming, but also very buggy. You must try the same procedure multiple times for the switch to work as expected. This is especially true if you want to undo your changes and revert to their original settings.
Change default browser from Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome on Windows 11
It’s annoying that there is no one-click option to set the default browser in Windows 11. We hope Microsoft will fix it in the final RTM version of the OS, which will be released later this year. You can find out when your PC will get a Windows 11 update here. That said, I now understand how to change the default browser in Windows 11. The process is tedious, but I hope you’ll be able to use your chosen browser instead of using Microsoft’s default options.
If you want to undo some of the other Windows 11 changes that no one has requested, see how to revert to a Windows 10-style Start menu design. If that doesn’t make a difference, learn how to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10. On the other hand, if you are completely satisfied with Microsoft Edge and want to continue using it, check out how to enable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge. Improves battery life.