How to Make Google Default Browser on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of using Safari as your default browser on your Mac? Perhaps you prefer the convenience and features that Google Chrome offers.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting Google Chrome as your default browser on Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Download and Install Google Chrome

If you haven’t already installed Google Chrome on your Mac, head over to the official Google Chrome website and download the latest version. Once the download is complete, double-click on the downloaded file to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Google Chrome onto your Mac.

Step 2: Launch Google Chrome

After successfully installing Google Chrome, locate it in your Applications folder or search for it using Spotlight (Cmd + Space) by typing “Google Chrome”. Once located, click on the icon to launch the browser.

Step 3: Access Preferences

In order to make Google Chrome your default browser, we need to access the Preferences menu. To do this, click on “Chrome” in the top menu bar and select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + Comma (,) to quickly open Preferences.

Step 4: Set Google Chrome as Default Browser

In the Preferences window that opens up, navigate to the “Default Browser” section. Here, you should see a button labeled “Make Default”. Click on this button to set Google Chrome as your default browser.

Note:

If you don’t see a “Make Default” button or if it is grayed out, it means that Google Chrome is already set as your default browser.

Step 5: Confirm the Change

Once you’ve clicked on the “Make Default” button, a confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to change your default browser to Google Chrome. Click “Use Google Chrome” to confirm and make the change.

Step 6: Restart Your Mac

To ensure that the changes take effect, it is recommended to restart your Mac. This will refresh any system settings and fully implement Google Chrome as your default browser.

Congratulations! You have successfully made Google Chrome your default browser on your Mac. From now on, whenever you open a link or click on a URL, it will automatically open in Google Chrome instead of Safari.

Summary:

  • Download and install Google Chrome from the official website.
  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • Access Preferences by clicking on “Chrome” in the top menu bar and selecting “Preferences”.
  • In Preferences, click on the “Make Default” button in the Default Browser section.
  • Confirm the change by clicking “Use Google Chrome”.
  • Restart your Mac for the changes to take effect.

Troubleshooting:

If you experience any issues or if Safari continues to open as your default browser, double-check that you have followed each step correctly. If necessary, repeat the process or seek further assistance from Apple Support or Google Support.

Note:

If at any point you wish to switch back to Safari as your default browser, simply follow these steps again but select Safari instead of Google Chrome in Step 4.

We hope this tutorial has helped you successfully set Google Chrome as your default browser on your Mac. Enjoy browsing with your preferred choice!

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