Make Firefox your default browser

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If you have more than one web browser installed, any links that you click on will automatically open in your default browser. This article shows you how to make Firefox your default browser.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. In the General panel, click Make Default….
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  3. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. In the General panel, click Make Default….
    Fx57GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault Fx61GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault Fx67GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault
  3. The Set Default Programs window will open.
  4. In the Set Default Programs window, select Firefox from the list of programs on the left and click Set this program as default. Then click OK to close the window.
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  5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. In the General panel, click Make Default….
    Fx57GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault Fx61GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault Fx67GeneralPanelStartup-MakeDefault
  3. The Windows Settings app will open with the Choose default apps screen.
  4. Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser.
    default apps win10
  5. Click on Firefox in the dialog that opens with a list of available browsers.
    firefox default 10
  6. Firefox is now listed as your default browser. Close the Settings window to save your changes.

Use the Settings app in Windows 10 to change your default browser

Alternatively, you can open the Settings App from the Windows 10 Start menu to set Firefox as the default browser:

  1. Go to the Windows Start menu and click the Settings icon.
  2. Click Apps, then choose Default Apps on the left pane.
  3. Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser.
    default apps win10
  4. Click on Firefox in the dialog that opens with a list of available browsers.
    firefox default 10
  5. Firefox is now listed as your default browser. Close the Settings window to save your changes.
Note: To change your default to another browser, see the support documentation for that other browser.



Based on information from Default browser (mozillaZine KB)

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