choosing the default browser in Windows 11 is easy again

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windows 11 now allows you to change the default browser easilysomething that until now was impossible and required going through a long and complex process if you wanted to stop using Edge. Those of Redmond seem to have listened to the protests of the users and of the people in charge of Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

Unlike other Microsoft operating systems, Windows 11 arrived in October last year with an unexpected (and puzzling) change in the mapping of applications to files. The biggest headache for users was when we wanted to choose another default web browser.

Instead of allowing you to assign a default web browser application, for example Chrome, and automatically associate it with different types of related files, such as opening an HTML or PDF document, Windows 11 required us to make each change separatelybut that problem ends today.

So you can easily switch browsers

To easily choose another default browser in Windows 11, go to Setting and click Applications, in the sidebar. then choose Default apps. Once inside you will find a huge list, but don’t worry, here we are interested in finding the browser you want by default.

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Use the app search box to find your preferred browser, be it Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, etc. When you click on it you will see the expected new option at the top: “set as default“. Click on it to apply the changes.

Right away, Windows 11 will automatically set all web browsing-related file associations to that browser. In our tests some have not been changed, so if the same thing happens to you, you will have to make the remaining changes one by one.

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There are two ways to enable the feature that allows you to easily change your default browser: download an optional cumulative update manually, or wait for it to arrive automatically on your computer on a future “Patch Tuesday.”

If you don’t want to wait look for update KB5011563 in Windows Update. It should be noted that the download may take several minutes and the system will need to be rebooted to complete the installation. And, as for what’s new, many more will arrive with the big system update, known as “Sun Valley 2”.

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windows 11 now allows you to change the default browser easilysomething that until now was impossible and required going through…

windows 11 now allows you to change the default browser easilysomething that until now was impossible and required going through…

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