How to change Default apps in Windows 10

Change Default apps in Windows 10
Change Default apps in Windows 10

By default, Microsoft has set the Default apps for each file. If you have recently installed a new app and wanted it to be the default app when you open the file, you need to change the default app to this new app. Here’s how to change the default apps in Windows 10.

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For example, if you click on a link, by default Windows 10 will automatically launch Edge to open the website. In this case, Edge is not your preferred app. You can change the default app for web browser from Edge to Google Chrome.

See also how to use Miracast function in Windows 10.

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Steps to change Default apps in Windows 10

The following are two methods to change the default app in Windows 10.

1. Change default apps from Apps settings

  1. Open the Settings app (Windows+I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Defaults Apps from the left menu.
  4. Click an app type, and select the new default app from the list.

2. Change default apps from Open with menu

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the file you want to set a default app for.
  3. Right-click the file and select Open with from the context menu.
  4. Select the Choose another app option at the bottom of the sub-menu.
  5. In the new window, select the new default app.
  6. Enable the Always use this app to open file type option.
  7. Click OK and open the file.

In case you want to use the default by Microsoft, here’s how to reset to the Microsoft recommended defaults.

Reset to the Microsoft recommended defaults

  1. Open the Settings app (Windows+I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Select Defaults Apps from the left menu.
  4. Scroll down and click Reset.

You can change to any app you preferred. Sometimes, the default apps recommended by Microsoft has some limitations. I think, the most noticeable are Video player and Web browser. I change them every time I got my new laptop.

If you have any question, let me know in the comment below.

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