How do I reset my default browser on Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

To reset your default web browser on a Mac, you can follow these steps:

1. Start by clicking on the Apple menu  located in the top-left corner of your screen.

2. From the dropdown menu, select “System Preferences.” This will open a new window with various settings options.

3. In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “General” icon. It usually has a gray gear-like symbol.

4. Once you are in the General settings, you should see a section labeled “Default web browser.” Here, you can choose your preferred web browser from the dropdown menu.

5. Click on the dropdown menu next to “Default web browser” to see a list of available browsers installed on your Mac. The options may include Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and others.

6. Select the web browser you want to set as your default. You can click on the browser’s name in the dropdown menu to choose it.

7. After selecting your desired browser, close the System Preferences window. Your changes will be saved automatically.

Now, whenever you click on a link or open a web page, your Mac will use the browser you have set as the default. This means that the selected browser will launch automatically for web-related activities.

Personal Experience:
I recently had to reset my default browser on my Mac, and these steps helped me achieve that. I had been using Safari as my default browser for a while, but I wanted to switch to Google Chrome for a change. By following the steps outlined above, I was able to set Chrome as my default browser within a few clicks.

Using bullet points can help to summarize the steps:

– Click on the Apple menu  in the top-left corner.
– Select “System Preferences.”
– Click on the “General” icon.
– Locate the “Default web browser” section.
– Choose your preferred browser from the dropdown menu.
– Close the System Preferences window.

Remember, you can always change your default browser again if you decide to switch to a different one in the future.