Change Chrome to the Default Web Browser
A friend called me last night frantic that suddenly Safari had become the default web browser on her Mac again, presumably the change was caused by a software update but nonetheless they were very annoyed since they prefer Chrome and couldn’t figure out how to set it back. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s how to switch back to use Chrome as your full time web browser:
Set Chrome to be the Default Web Browser
- From the Chrome menu, select Preferences
- Click on the “Basics” tab
- At the bottom of the Basics preferences, click on “Make Google Chrome my default browser”
That’s all there is to it, now all links will open in Chrome again.
You can usually set the default browser to whatever you want via the apps preferences, but if all else fails, you can always just set the default web browser in Mac OS X through Safari (yes, you use Safari to set the default even if you choose not to use Safari as the default).