Set Default Browser in Mac OS X Yosemite – Chrome, Safari, Firefox

In previous versions of Mac OS X you defined the default browser inside of Safari. In Mac OS X you set the default browser inside of System Preferences -> General -> Default web browser.

Step 1: Open Up System Preferences and click on the “General” icon

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Step 2: Select your default browser. I am switching from Safari to Google Chrome Canary

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Now when you get a link in your email or any other place your new default browser will open up. Happy web surfin’.

One thought on “Set Default Browser in Mac OS X Yosemite – Chrome, Safari, Firefox”

  1. Thank you! It took a bit of Googling to find this–all the other results were outdated and showed how to change this in Safari.

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