Toni's Computer Instructions forum: Choosing a Browser

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Jan 3, 2019 5:40 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Karen - You can have whatever browser you want for your default. Windows can't force you to use Edge if you don't want. Here's a step-by-step on how to choose your default browser.

First, down in the search bar on the bottom task bar near the Start button, type in "default". It will autofill with "default app settings"
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Click on the top thingie, which is Default App Settings
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That'll bring you to a new dialog box, which shows the defaults for most programs. Down towards the bottom is for Browser. It'll show you what's defaulted.
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Click on whatever it shows is the defaulted.
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That'll bring up yet ANOTHER box. This shows what you have installed on your computer. If you have Firefox or Chrome, it'll list that. Just click on whatever you want to use.
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If you don't have Chrome installed (I'm using that as an example) or Firefox, or Opera/Lynx/etc, then you have to download them. Do NOT use the Windows App Store. It doesn't have the other browsers available. You have to go to that specific website.
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You just click on the download and it *should* do everything else for you, including importing any tabs/bookmarks/passwords/etc.
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ImageSkiekitty
Feb 2, 2019 1:19 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
ah, it was already done. Yay.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
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Imagequietyard
Feb 2, 2019 10:06 AM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Thank you Tony, for your detailed lesson.
Imageevelyninthegarden
Aug 19, 2019 10:44 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
My "old" Windows computer (2012) Vista, I thought would be useless as the Windows browser no longer functioned properly. When I downloaded Chrome, it was now able to function. I even get Outlook through the Chrome browser.
I found that Chrome is very simple to use.

It saved me from having to purchase a new computer.

ImageSkiekitty
Aug 19, 2019 4:18 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Evelyn - Awesome possum! That's a beautiful thing to hear! Windows probably went and disabled your web browser (probably Internet Explorer) as it wanted you to either upgrade to Windows 10 (they stopped supporting Vista a few years ago) or wanted you to upgrade to Edge, which doesn't run on Vista. But in any regards, I'm super happy to hear that you didn't have to get a new computer because of something as simple as changing the browser!
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
Buy some of my photos! http://www.catsonkeyboards.com
"I've seen better acting from extras in Godzilla movies!" - Calculon

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