How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

As was the case with Windows 10, Microsoft Edge browser is the default web browser in Windows 11 as well. The new Edge browser, based on Chromium, is a fast and secure web browser for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux.

It’s normal for a company to ship and set its web browser as the default browser in its operating system. What’s not normal is that not offering an easy way to let users change the default web browser to an app of their choice.

Yes, Windows 11 does allow changing the default web browser to Firefox, Chrome, or any other web browser of your wish. But changing the default web browser via the Settings > Apps > Default apps page is not straightforward. Not only novice users but experienced users might also need assistance to change the default web browser in Windows 11.

Luckily, users who prefer Firefox over Edge or any other web browser can easily make Firefox the default web browser in Windows 11. The best part is that Firefox makes it possible without opening Windows 11’s Settings app.

Method 1 of 3

Set Firefox as default in Windows 11 via Firefox preferences page

Step 1: Launch the Firefox app on your Windows 11 computer.

Step 2: Click on the application menu icon (refer to the picture below) and click Settings to open the Firefox Settings (preferences) page.
How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Alternatively, you can type about:preferences in the address bar and then hit the Enter key to quickly open the same page.

Step 3: Here, on the left side, make sure that General is selected.

Step 4: On the right side, in the Startup section, click on the Make Default button. That’s all you need to do from your end to make Firefox the default browser.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Method 2 of 3

Set Firefox as default via Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Windows 11 Settings. On the left side, click Apps.

Step 2: Now, on the right side, click Default apps.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Step 3: Scroll down the apps list to find the Firefox entry. Click on its entry.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Step 4: The resulting page shows the file types for which Edge, Firefox, or any other browser is the default.

To make the Firefox as the default web browser, you need to set Firefox as the default for .htm, .html, HTTP, HTTPS, .webp, .PDF file types.

To do that, click on a file type, select Firefox from the list and then click the OK button.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

 

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Method 3 of 3

Another way to set Firefox as default in Windows 11

Step 1: In the Firefox browser, click on the Application menu and then click Settings.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Step 2: In the Startup section, select the Always check if Firefox is the default browser option.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Step 3: Restart the Firefox browser to see the following prompt.

How To Set Firefox As Default In Windows 11

Step 4: Click the Make primary browser button to set Firefox as default in Windows 11.

FAQ’s

1 . How do I make Firefox my default on Windows?

Follow the below step to set firefox:
  1. Go to the Windows Start menu and click the Settings icon.
  2. Click Apps, then choose Default Apps on the left pane.
  3. Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser.
  4. Click on Firefox in the dialog that opens with a list of available browsers.
  5. Firefox is now listed as your default browser.

2. Why can’t I make Firefox my default browser?

System settings can prevent you to make Firefox the default browser for Windows 11. If your Windows 11 system can’t set Firefox as the default browser, check the program associations settings. You can set Firefox as the default browser from its internal options.

3. Why should I make Firefox my default browser?

With Firefox set as your default Windows browser, you’ll be automatically guarded from invasive tracking methods like fingerprinting and cryptomining, thanks to Firefox’s technology that blocks more than 10,000,000,000 trackers every day. … The Windows Settings app will open with the Choose default apps screen.

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