How to change your default browser on a Mac?

Apple provides Mac computers with the Safari web browser as the default browser, which makes Safari open automatically, while you may need the Chrome browser, for example, as the primary browser, so we show you how to change the default web browser for a device your Mac through System Preferences or through the browser itself, according to business insider.

How to change the default browser on Mac from System Preferences?

  • Open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen and selecting System Preferences in the drop-down menu.

  • In System Preferences, click General in the upper left corner.

  • On the General page, click on the drop-down menu next to your default web browser.

  • All the web browsers downloaded to your computer will appear in the drop-down list, choose one to set as default, and when you click on a link to open it now, it will automatically appear in your chosen browser.

How to change your default browser on Mac from browser settings?

There are dozens of different web browsers you can use, and the exact way to set them as your default is a little different for each one, we'll use Google Chrome as an example.

  • Open Chrome.

  • In the toolbar at the top of the screen, click Chrome and select Preferences in the drop-down menu.

  • Scroll down to the default browser section, and tap Make default.

  • A window will appear asking if you want to keep the browser as the default or use Chrome.


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