As is well known, most Windows computers have Microsoft Edge as their default browser , so here we will teach you how to change the default browser in Windows 10 by choosing Mozilla Firefox and solving the most common problems that arise. at the time of having Mozilla as the default browser.
- What are the steps to make Mozilla Firefox your default browser?
- In equipment settings
- Why can’t you make Mozilla Firefox the default browser on your PC?
- Bad setting of ‘Default programs’ option
- Restart your PC
What are the steps to make Mozilla Firefox your default browser?
Setting Mozilla Firefox as the default browser is not a difficult task, in fact, whenever the browser is opened for the first time, in the first tab that is found a pop-up window appears that says in one of the options ‘ Use Firefox as default browser ‘ , when you click on it, your computer’s default browser will automatically start to be Mozilla.
If you have accidentally selected ‘Not now’ or closed the pop-up window, you can still enter from the browser options. To do this, you must click on the three dots on the right side of the search bar and click on ‘Options’. There we will open another tab with various tools and settings, but to place it as the default browser it must be found in ‘General’.
Then where it says’ Start ‘, which is precisely the first thing that comes out in’ General ‘, you can see a box that says’ Firefox is not your default browser’, we must click on the option on the right side called ‘Convert to default ‘and this will change the settings. From this moment Mozilla Firefox will be used as the default browser, so you can comfortably start customizing it depending on your needs, such as activating automatic translation and using the rest of the tools that the browser has.
In equipment settings
Another slightly easier method to set Mozilla Firefox as the default browser is through the computer’s own settings. First you must go to the configuration of the equipment, there you will look for the box that says ‘Applications’, once the content of it is displayed on the left side of the screen, click on ‘Default applications’ and at the end we can find the option to default browser and all you have to do is click on it to change it, selecting in this case ‘Mozilla Firefox’.
Why can’t you make Mozilla Firefox the default browser on your PC?
In some occasions, despite having done all the steps and making sure that Mozilla Firefox has been set as the default browser, there may be some problems that must be solved in order to work comfortably with Firefox. The first thing you should do is make sure that the browser is downloaded correctly on the computer and that the browser is up-to- date with the latest versions , otherwise it cannot be set as the default browser or it will generate many failures in the process.
Bad setting of ‘Default programs’ option
One of the most common errors when changing the default browser from the computer settings is that they do not make sure that the change has been made correctly, since at the time we have selected which browser we want to have in most cases the team asks if you are sure you want to change it.
When you make the change, you must make sure that it has been made, since you have to give the option to accept at the end. For added security you can close the ‘Default applications’ tab and re-enter to find that the old default browser has been replaced by Mozilla Firefox.
Restart your PC
If Mozilla Firefox still does not open as if it were the default browser, it is recommended to restart the computer. This is because the computer has not yet completely saved the new configuration or has problems accepting it, therefore, it is better to restart the PC so that you can see the best results immediately.