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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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    Vanderdecken · 2 months ago
    This solution doesn't work in Windows 10.


    I solved it opening configuration to set default programs by protocol, and assigning firefox (in my case) to http and https protocols
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    Polina · 2 months ago
    Same. Doesn't change Outlook 2010 from opening IE. Bad advice.
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    Robert Frank · 6 months ago
    As others have stated, this procedure DOESN'T fix the issue of Explorer being the browser that opens from Outlook (for instance, when an email doesn't download properly and I choose "view it in a web browser") but also messes up all other associations. After following the instructions under "Changing The Default Program Setting In Your Computer", I had to redo associations for PDFs and for Email / Calendar, as I show in the image.


    At first I thought @devilish2o was a little harsh, but I end up agreeing - you should be fired.
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    Worked · 8 months ago
    This worked for me
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    Nopety Nope · 8 months ago
    Yeah. I'm with everyone else. This didn't work at all.