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Change the default browser

The "default browser" is the program that opens a webpage when you click a link in an e-mail or document.

To change which browser opens links when they are clicked in an e-mail or document, please follow the steps below:

  • In the Windows 10 operating system -
  1. Select the Start button and find the search box (the search box may also be located next to the Start button and is represented by a magnifying glass).

  2. In the search box, type Default apps.
  3. Select "Default app settings" from the list that comes up.
  4. In the "Default apps" window, click the item under Web browser and choose a browser from the list (do not leave Internet Explorer as the default - choose Microsoft Edge as an alternative)
  5. Your choice of default web browser has now been changed