How to Make Chrome Default Browser on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who prefers Google Chrome over Safari? If so, you may want to make Chrome your default browser. Setting Chrome as your default browser on Mac is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu located in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Choose General

Within the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “General” icon. This will open the General preferences panel.

Step 3: Select Default Web Browser

In the General preferences panel, find the section labeled “Default web browser.” This is where you can choose which web browser you want to set as your default.

  • Safari: The default web browser that comes pre-installed on your Mac.
  • Google Chrome: A popular web browser developed by Google.
  • Mozilla Firefox: An open-source web browser known for its flexibility and privacy options.
  • Opera: A feature-rich web browser with built-in ad blocker and VPN support.

Step 4: Set Chrome as Default

To set Google Chrome as your default browser, simply click on the drop-down menu next to “Default web browser” and select “Google Chrome” from the list of available options. Once selected, your Mac will automatically use Chrome whenever you click on a link or open a website.


If Google Chrome does not appear in the list of available options, make sure you have it installed on your Mac. You can download Chrome for free from the official Google Chrome website.

With just a few clicks, you can make Chrome your default browser on Mac. Now you can enjoy all the features and benefits that come with using Google Chrome as your primary web browser.

Remember, if you ever change your mind or want to switch back to Safari or another browser, you can always revisit the System Preferences and select a different default web browser.

So go ahead and customize your browsing experience on Mac by setting Chrome as your default browser today!

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