How to Make Google Chrome Default in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users how to make Google Chrome the default web browser in Windows 11.

Google Chrome which is the most widely used browser in the world is easy to install and use in Windows 11. Most people find Google Chrome easy to use than Microsoft own Chromium based browser, Edge.

I personally believe Microsoft Edge is as good as Google Chrome. But many will disagree.

The default web browser in Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Edge browser. Most people might not realize that the new Edge is better and more useful than the old one, and may not be opened to using it, and instead are switching to Google Chrome to make it their default browser.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

Set Google Chrome as default web browser in Windows 11

By default, the new Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 11. To configure Google Chrome as default and always use it as your preferred browser, follow the steps below.

This post assumes that Google Chrome is already installed on your computer. If not, go to download it.

After that, click on Start and go to Settings.

windows 11 settings button

In the System page, go to Apps on left menu and click Default apps to the right.

windows 11 default apps

When Default apps settings opens, use the search box and type Edge to search for the default app for applications.

Microsoft Edge will appear in the result below. Click on Microsoft Edge.

windows 11 switch from edge

The next page will list all the default file types and link types that Edge is the default for. Simply select each types and switch from Edge to Chrome.

windows 11 switch to chrome list

For each file type, choose Google to be the default, then click OK to confirm and switch.

windows 11 switch to chrome

When you’re done, each file type should be switched to Google.

windows 11 chrome as default from edge

That should be it!

Google Chrome should now be the default web browser for Windows 11.


This post showed you how to set Google Chrome as the default web browser in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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