How To Make Firefox Your Default Web Browser


Firefox is the third most widely used browser in the world and it’s known to be the top browser in relation to web security activities. The security features in place keeps you safe from viruses, other web related issues and makes your surfing experience a delight.

To set Firefox as the default browser doesn’t require a lifetime. What you need to do is follow the guidelines below and you’ll be fine.

Here is how to make Firefox the default browser on your computer:


Method 1

  • Click on Windows.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Click Apps.
  • Click Default apps.


  • Scroll down to Web browser and select Firefox.

That’s it, your new selection is now listed under Web browser.

Method 2

  • Launch Firefox.
  • Click on the menu button (three horizontal bars at the top right corner).
  • Select Options and click Make Default.


  • Once you are redirected to the Default app page, scroll down to Web browser.
  • Select Firefox.
  • Close the Default app page.

That’s it, it is now listed as your default browser.


  • Launch Firefox.
  • Click on the menu button (three horizontal bars at the top right corner).
  • Click on Preference at the General Panel section.
  • Choose Make default.

Tip: If you have another default browser set, you will be asked if you want to set Firefox as a default browser, click Use “Firefox”


Advantages of FireFox As a Default Browser

  • Web browser security – the fastest and most secure browser for downloads.
  • The multi-tab feature allows multitasking to be done easily.
  • Private browsing allows the user to surf the internet without history or cookies recorded.
  • The most easily customised browser with extensions, plugins and themes that alter the function and outlook of the browser- all to your taste.
  • Embedded Memory means if you mistakenly close the web page or the browser, it remembers them.  


Firefox is one of the most easy-to-use browsers because of its simple and straightforward design. Its design makes it unique when compared to other browsers and highlights its effectiveness.

Setting Firefox as your default browser is a choice you wouldn’t regret as it makes your browsing experience worthwhile while making web insecurities a thing of the past.