How To Change Default Web Browser In Mac?

Mac users are known to use Safari as their default web browser. Though Safari is an efficient web browser, but sometimes users crave to use other third-party browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Not many know but you can actually change your default web browser in Mac. Read further to learn how you can change your default web browser in Mac.

Download your preferred web browser

In case you don’t have your preferred browser already installed on your Mac, you first need to download it. Go to official webpage of your preferred web browser and locate the download page. From the download page, click on Download Now button to download the browser application on your computer.

Install your browser

Double-click the downloaded browser installer to begin the installation process of the browser. Follow all the on-screen prompts, to successfully install the browser. Click and drag the browser icon to the Application folder shortcut. Hold the Control key while clicking the DMG tab. Select the Eject option from the drop-down menu to close the tab.

Open system preferences

Click on the Apple logo located at the top-left corner of the screen to launch a drop-down menu. From the drop-down menu, locate the System Preferences option to launch the System Preferences window.

Select the default browser

In the System Preferences window, locate the General tab which must be located at the top-left corner. From here, you can change the browser. Select “Default web browser” to launch another drop-down menu. In the drop-down menu, you will see a list of installed browsers that you have installed and updated in your system. Select the browser you prefer to use. In certain cases, you might not see your desired browser, in that situation, restart your Mac and re-open the System Preferences window.

Exit the System Preferences

Close the System Preference window. As your settings are saved, now you can open any of your links or app extensions on your desired web browser.

In this manner, you will be able to change the default web browser in your Mac computer and enjoy the internet surfing the way you please.

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