How to Make Chrome Default Browser Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of Safari being your default browser on your Mac? Do you prefer using Google Chrome for browsing the web?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to make Chrome your default browser on Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Download Chrome

If you haven’t already installed Google Chrome on your Mac, head over to the Google Chrome website and download the latest version of the browser. Follow the installation instructions to complete the setup.

Step 2: Launch System Preferences

To change your default browser, we need to access the System Preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Open General Preferences

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the General icon. This will open up a new window with various general settings for your Mac.

Step 4: Set Chrome as Default Browser

In the General preferences window, find the section labeled “Default web browser”. Here, you will see a dropdown menu with a list of available browsers. Click on this dropdown menu to reveal all options.

Note: If you have multiple browsers installed on your Mac, such as Safari and Firefox, they will appear in this list as well.

In this list of browsers, scroll down until you find “Google Chrome”. Once you have located it, click on its name to select it as your default browser.

Step 5: Close System Preferences

You’re almost done! Now that you have set Chrome as your default browser, simply close the System Preferences window. Your changes will be saved automatically.

Step 6: Test it Out

To ensure that Chrome is now your default browser, open any link or HTML file on your Mac. The link should automatically open in Google Chrome instead of Safari or any other browser.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully made Google Chrome your default browser on your Mac. Now you can enjoy the speed, security, and features that Chrome has to offer for all your web browsing needs.

Note: If you ever decide to switch back to Safari or another browser as your default, simply follow the same steps outlined in this tutorial and select the desired browser from the dropdown menu in Step 4.

  • Step 1: Download Chrome
  • Step 2: Launch System Preferences
  • Step 3: Open General Preferences
  • Step 4: Set Chrome as Default Browser
  • Step 5: Close System Preferences
  • Step 6: Test it Out

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you. Enjoy browsing with Google Chrome on your Mac!

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