Any web browser wants to be your one and only standard. If you’re using multiple browsers, you’ll see a lot of requests for it to be your default browser – and it can get annoying quickly. Here̵
Prevent Google Chrome from asking to be the default browser
Google Chrome displays a small message at the top asking you to make this your default browser. Unfortunately, there is nowhere in Chrome an option to get rid of this message for good.
However, you can click “X” on this default browser prompt to close it. This isn’t a permanent fix, but Chrome won’t bother you for a while.
Prevent Mozilla from asking Firefox to be the default browser
Unlike Chrome, Firefox offers the option to permanently disable the default browser prompt. Once you enable this option, Firefox will never ask you to make it the default browser again.
To use this option, start Firefox and click the menu button in the top right corner. It looks like three horizontal lines.
Select “Options” from the menu.
In the Firefox options screen on the left, click “General”. Disable the “Always check if Firefox is your default browser” option on the right. Firefox will no longer ask to be your default.
Prevent Microsoft Edge from asking to be the default browser
Like Chrome, Microsoft Edge also doesn’t have an option to permanently delete the default browser prompt. But you can manually close the prompt when it appears to be deleted – for a while.
To do this, open Microsoft Edge on your computer. When the prompt appears, click the “X” button on the right side of the banner.
Prevent Opera from asking to be the default browser
Opera takes the same approach as Chrome and Edge for the default browser prompt. There is no option in this browser to disable the default browser prompt for good.
However, you can ignore the prompt when it appears so that it doesn’t distract your current session. To do this, simply click the “X” button on the right side of the standard browser prompt banner.
You may have noticed that Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and even Opera all use the same prompt. That’s because they are all based on the same underlying open-source Chromium project.
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If you ever screw up your browser settings, did you know that you can reset the browser without uninstalling and reinstalling? This will reset all your browser settings to factory defaults and allow you to reset the browser from scratch.
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