How to Set Google Chrome As Your Default Internet Browser

Chrome - Set your default browserIf Chrome has become your new favorite, why not also make it your default browser?  You can set Chrome to be the default web browser for most Windows 7 applications.  Likely, when you installed Chrome on your computer it asked if you would like to set it as the default, but if you missed that option it is never too late.  Below we’ll look at the simple two-step instructions for setting Google Chrome as your default internet browser.

Step 1

In Google Chrome, Click the Wrench (settings) button located at the top-right corner of the window.

chrome options wrench settings

Step 2

On the Basics tab, Click the button that says Make Google Chrome my default browser.

chrome options basics set default browser


Now Google Chrome is your default web browser!  This means that whenever you Click a web link from a non-browser app it will automatically open the corresponding website in Chrome.



  1. chewbie

    March 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

    please complete the post explaining how you set chrome as the default pdf viewer too

    it’s fast and in most cases more secure than adobe reader


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    October 26, 2011 at 5:29 am

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  3. moda

    February 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

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  4. monty green

    June 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

    This does not always work. i have done exactly what you suggested and outlook 2010 still opens with IE!!

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