There's no doubting that Microsoft has put a lot of energy into its Internet Explorer replacement Edge, packing in all the latest features. But it's not for everyone.
Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10 and it's a little tricky to change it others such as Chrome and Firefox - or even Microsoft's old web browser, Internet Explorer. So if you'd prefer an alternative browser to Edge as your default, follow the steps below.
Changing the default web browser on Windows 10
From the Start menu, click on the settings cog.
A new windows will open. Click on the Apps icon.
On the next page, click Default apps along the left hand menu. Scroll down until you see the Web browser header and you will see Microsoft Edge listed.
Click it and a smaller box will appear, where you can chose your preferred browser app.
Is Microsoft Edge still the default?
Some users have reported that Edge returns as the default web browser once they restart.
If this occurs, try opening the web browser and setting it as default from there. See how for each web browser below:
Make Google Chrome the default web browser on Windows 10
3 line menu > Settings > click the Make Google Chrome the default browser button under the 'Default browser' header.
Make Firefox the default web browser on Windows 10
3 line menu > Options > Click the Make Default... button.
Make Internet Explorer 11 the default web browser on Windows 10
Settings cog > Internet options > Programs tab > Make Internet Explorer the default browser. Find Internet Explorer from the list and click Set this program as default.
Adding your preferred browser to the taskbar
Most users like to access their browser from the taskbar at the bottom of their screen. To attach your new browser, type the name in the Start menu search box.
Your browser should appear on the top of the list. Right click it and click Pin to taskbar. You can also attach it to the Start menu too, by clicking Pin to Start.
If you want to get rid of Microsoft Edge from the taskbar, right click it and click Unpin this program from taskbar.