Mac’s default web browser Safari comes loaded with ‘n’ number of security and privacy features. However, some of us might be in love with the interface or have a personal preference for a third party browser. While Mac allows you not just to install it on your device, it also lets you change the default web browser of your choice. If you are willing to do the same, here are a few ways to set the default browser of your choice on Mac.
- What is a Default Web browser?
- How to Change the Default Browser in macOS
- How to Set the Default Browser on Mac from Browser Settings
What is a Default Web browser?
The default web browser on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or any device means that when you click on a link from other apps, it will straight up open in that browser only. Macs come pre-installed with Safari as the default option. However, if you prefer alternatives like Chrome, Edge, or Firefox, you can easily switch to them.
How to Change the Default Browser in macOS
- Click on the Apple icon located at the top left corner on Mac.
- Then, Click on ‘System Preferences.’
- Select ‘General’ from the window that follows.
- Click on ‘Default Web Browser.’ From the drop-down, select the browser you wish to keep the default.
Note: Let’s suppose you wish to make Chrome your default browser.
How to Set the Default Browser on Mac from Browser Settings
- Open Chrome on your Mac.
- Click on the three vertical dots located at the top right corner, next to the address bar.
- Click on Settings.
- Then, click on ‘Default Browser.’
- In the following window, click on ‘Make Default.’
- You’ll notice a popup window asking to confirm. Click on ‘Use Chrome.’
Wasn’t That Quick to Change Default Browser on Mac?
Even though Apple allowed its users to set a third-party browser as default on its devices, I would personally suggest you to use Safari considering its security and privacy features. However, if you still find some other browser-friendly, the mentioned steps should help you find a way through.
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