How to Change the Default Web Browser Settings for Your MacBook Pro

Mar 16, 2018
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Safari is efficient for a lot of your browsing and streaming work, but if you prefer a different browser you can change the default on your MacBook Pro. It is a useful option and allows you to keep several browsers ready for use.

Changing your default browser is not difficult. Just follow these simple steps.

1. Open ‘System Preferences’
Click on the 'Apple' logo. A drop-down list will appear with 'System Preferences' as one of the listed options. Click on it. The Systems Preferences dialog box will open.
You can also do a Spotlight search for System Preferences by pressing the Option and Space key together. Type System in the Spotlight search bar and you will see the System Preferences option appear towards the top of the list.

2. Open ‘General Gettings’
The first icon in the System Preferences dialog box says 'General'. Click on it. The 'General' preference dialog box will open.
The ‘General preferences’ allow you to set the basic interface and layout of your MacBook Pro.

3. Select ‘Default Web Browser’
Click on the default web browser. It is already set up following the 'Default Web Browser' tag in the 'System Preference' dialog box. A drop-down list will appear with all the available browsers you can set as default.

4. Select Your Browser
Select the browser you want to set as default from the drop-down list. Mac will save it automatically: you don’t have to press a 'Save' button.
On most occasions, Mac will have all the browsers listed in the drop-down list to choose your preferred option from.

After following the above steps, you will have set up your default browser.

 
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