How to Set Internet Explorer as Default Browser

How to Set Internet Explorer as Default Browser. If you really like Internet Explorer and plan to use it for most of your Internet browsing needs, you should consider making it your default browser. This is especially true if you have more than one Internet browser installed on your computer. When you set Internet Explorer as your default browser, you will have the convenience of never having to specifically select Internet Explorer as your browser when you go online. Simply press the Internet connection button on your keyboard and Internet Explorer will automatically open.

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Use Internet Explorer Every Time

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Activate Internet Explorer on your computer.

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Click on 'Tools' in the toolbar menu.

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Select 'Internet Options' from the list of choices.

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Go to the 'Programs' tab.

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Find the 'Default Web Browsers' heading.

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Click the 'Make Default' button.

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Click 'OK.' Your default Internet browser is now Internet Explorer.

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Test your new settings. If you designate Internet Explorer as you default browser, any Web link you click from your computer should now open in that program. For instance, if you click a link someone has sent you via email, the Web site should automatically load in a new Internet Explorer window or tab.