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    Default Setting Google Chrome as my default browser?

    I have Google Chrome set as my default browser and running with Windows 8 CP. Anytime I click on a link outside my browser, like in my mail, it opens the page in Internet Explorer 10. I know this issue has been discussed before but failed to fix it. hope someone can help me to set chrome as my default browser. many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Setting Google Chrome as my default browser?

    In past OS's, if you install a new browser, it will ask you if you want to make it your default.
    In W-8, that does not necessarily work.

    You may have to go into "File Associations" and then click on HTTP and HTTPS and set them with your new browser as the default. I had to do this with Firefox to open internet links.
    And I had to do it with "Photo Filtre" to make it my default graphics program.

    On the Metro screen, just type "File Associations" and follow the prompts.

    Good Luck,
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    Default Re: Setting Google Chrome as my default browser?

    did he get it fixed??? it would be nice if they would let us know what happened wouldn't it...lol

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    Default Re: Setting Google Chrome as my default browser?

    You will see often that we never hear from the original OP whether the problem is solved or not. A simple post on what fixed a problem might help the next person having a similar problem.

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    Default Re: Setting Google Chrome as my default browser?

    Deal with it! That's more the rule than the exception.
    Getting no thanks or just no answer at all, is something we Helpers deal with every day.

    I've often thought that it could just be that the person doesn't even have the knowledge or expertise to apply the fixes we give them, but are embarrassed to admit it, so they just vanish.

    Let it go............

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