Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers show a prompt to be the default browser on your computer. It is handy when you want them to be your default browser. However, it is irritating if you are already happy with the Microsoft Edge browser. If so, you can turn off Default Browser prompt in Chrome and Firefox browser using this guide.
Turn off Default Browser Prompt in Chrome using the X icon
Like the Microsoft Edge browser, Google Chrome doesn’t offer any direct option to prevent Chrome from asking to be your default browser.
Having said that, you need to find the X icon each time you open the browser on your computer and click on it. Perform the same steps thrice in total. Then, Chrome will not ask to your default browser or show the prompt anymore.
However, if you update or reset your browser, you wii find the same prompt again.
Disable Default Browser Prompt in ChromeCreating a shortcut
You can create a shortcut for your browser that will never show the default browser prompt when you open it on your computer, as follows:
- Open the File Explorer
- Navigate to this path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- Right-click on Google Chrome > Show more options > Send to > Desktop.
- Right-click on the desktop shortcut > Properties.
- Make sure that you are in the Shortcut tab.
- Enter this in the Target box at the end of the existing text:
- Ensure that there is a space between the new and old text.
- Click the OK button.
Then, you can double-click on the Desktop shortcut of the Chrome browser.
Turn off Default Browser prompt in Firefox
To turn off the Default browser prompt in Firefox, follow these steps:
- Open the Firefox browser on your computer.
- Click on the menu button and select Settings.
- Make sure that you are in the General tab.
- Remove the tick from the Always check if Firefox is your default browser checkbox.
Firefox includes a direct option in the settings panel to enable or disable this check. Open the Firefox browser first and click the menu button in the top-right corner. Then, select the Settings option from the list.
Alternatively, you can enter about:preferences in the address bar and press the Enter button to open the same. Following that, make sure that you are in the General tab. If so, you can find an option called Always check if Firefox is your default browser.
Remove the tick-mark from the corresponding checkbox. Once done, Firefox browser won’t ask you to be your default browser.
How do I stop Chrome from asking me to be my default browser?
To stop Chrome from asking you to be your default browser, click on its ‘x’ icon thrice every time you are asked. Or else append the following argument to its icon target box, as explained in detail in this post:
How do I stop Firefox from asking to be my default browser?
To stop Firefox from asking to be your default browser, you need open the Settings panel first. Next, ensure you are in the General tab and find the Always check if Firefox is your default browser option. Then, remove the tick from the checkbox. It will disable the default browser prompt instantly.