How to change your default browser in Windows 10

This article applies only to Windows 10.
When you upgrade to Windows 10, you may inadvertently reset your default browser to Microsoft Edge. Follow these steps to change a default browser back to Firefox.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. In the General panel, click Make DefaultMake Default….
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  3. The Windows Settings app will open with the Choose default apps screen.
  4. Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser. In this case, the icon will say either Microsoft Edge or Choose your default browser.
    default apps win10
  5. In the Choose an app screen, click Firefox to set it as the default browser.
    firefox default 10
  6. Firefox is now listed as your default browser. Close the window to save your changes.
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