After installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, it sets Microsoft Edge as the default browser even if you had Chrome or Firefox as your default previously.
While Edge has been improved in this edition and finally supports extensions, you might not want it as the default. Or maybe you have your browser of choice already set up how you like it and don’t care to take the time to set up Edge. Here’s how to set it back.
Note: We showed you how to set the default browser in the previous version of Windows 10 which you can read here. However, when you install the Anniversary Update it switches it back to Edge again, and you need to know where to go to change it back.
Set Default Browser Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Hit the Windows key and type: default browser and select the Choose a default web browser option at the top.
There you will see Microsoft Edge is set as the default and is the only option. Microsoft being, well, Microsoft again.
So to change it, you need to scroll down a bit and select Set defaults by app.
That opens a new Window, scroll down in the right column and highlight Google Chrome. Then select Set this program as default and then make sure to click OK.
Now anytime you click any links in your email or other apps, your browser of choice opens up and not Edge.
What are your thoughts on having to change the default browser (and some other programs) each time Microsoft releases a major Windows 10 update? I find it to be quite annoying.
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Just please keep things civil because I know it irritates a lot of users.