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How to change the default browser in Outlook?

Have you ever noticed that when you clicking the hyperlinks in an Outlook email message, the web pages are automatically opened with your default browser? For some users, they prefer to open the web pages in other browsers, such as Firefox, Google rather than your default browser. This tutorial will show you how to change the default browser to the one you prefer in Outlook.

Change the default browser with changing the default program setting in your computer


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Change the default browser with changing the default program setting in your computer

You can change the Outlook default browser by changing the default program settings in your computer.

1. In Windows 10, please right-click the Start button in the computer, and choose Control Panel from the context menu, see screenshot:

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1. In Windows 7, click Start button, and then choose Control Panel, see screenshot:

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2. In the Control Panel window, click Programs option, see screenshot:

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3. And then go on clicking Default Programs option in the Programs window, see screenshot:

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4. In the Default Programs window, please click Set your default programs option, see screenshot:

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5. In the popping up Set Default Programs window, specify one browser you want to use from the Programs list box, and then click Set this program as default option in the right section, see screenshot:

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6. Then click OK to close the windows, from now on, when clicking the hyperlink in Outlook, it will be opened with the browser you have specified.

Note: The changed browser will be applied on the computer.

 

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    Matt Landes · 2 months ago
    This was a perfect fix. Thanks so much!
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    Jerome Kreifels · 2 months ago
    Thank you! Been trying to do this for a month and finally found your site. Have shut down twice and it held the change. I have bookmarked your site and will sign up.
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    neha · 4 months ago
    It worked!! thank you :)
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    Computer User · 4 months ago
    It's work by changing the defaul browser in computer system.
    Thanks vm.
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    Pa · 5 months ago
    Windows 7. Outlook 2010 opens broken images in IE instead of Firefox. I don't want to ever use IE if that's possible.