Changing the Windows 10 default browser

Changing The Windows 10 Default BrowserMicrosoft Edge becomes the new default browser when Windows 10 is installed. Now I have to admit that at first glance I like the look of it and in months to come I may well switch to it as my default. But for now it has no extensions and the only security is the included “SmartScreen Filter.”

I don’t know about other anti-malware suites but Norton 360 threw a thrombo and came up with a “Microsoft Edge Protection Alert” that rather implies you are not protected if you choose to stay with Edge.

Scaremongering? Who can tell! Nothing is foolproof after all. I chose to switch back to Chrome because I want to use extensions, but when Edge does get around to having more “shinies” I have a feeling that may well change.

Now if your online protection does not do something similar then changing the Windows 10 default browser goes like this:

  1. Click on the “Start” button.
  2. Click on “Settings.”
  3. Click on “System.”
  4. Click on “Default apps.”
  5. Click on “Web browser.”
  6. Click on the installed browser of your choice.
  7. Close the window and you’re done.


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