Re: personal settings in Windows10


Gene
 

It sounds as though the utility isn’t working properly.  Regardless, did you see the message from John?  There is a specific item for selecting a default browser and that may work properly.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 
I waited at least fifteen  minutes and nothing happened.  It just kept saying “progress two progressing”, and occasionally, it would say okay.  So, I guess I will have to see if I can get somebody to do it for me.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 
After you follow the link, wait a while, perhaps even two minutes to see if the list appears.  Windows, at least in Windows 7 on my machine, takes awhile to find all the programs and display the list.
 
Tab around the dialog off and on to see if the list appears.  I hadn’t used that feature but when I tried it in response to your message, that is what happened.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 
I did that, and when I found the link that said “set default programs”, I hit enter, and it seemed like it thought it was setting default programs, and said nothing was there.  I think it had expected me to put something in there.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2021 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 
I don’t know the procedure in Windows 10.  But if you open default programs in the start menu search results, then tab around, you are in a part of control panel in Windows 7, you will find a link that says something like set default programs.  Follow it and see what is there.  I found the link but I didn’t go further.  Ask if you have questions or problems.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2021 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 
This didn’t work for me.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] personal settings in Windows10
 

 

It is not necessary to go through all these steps to get to default apps.  Just type "default" into the Windows 10 search box, select default apps, and tab through the list of browsers until you land on Google Chrome and select it to make it your default browser.

 

Gerald



On 8/1/2021 9:18 AM, George McCoy wrote:
Press windows + i to enter settings.

tab once to the list of settings.

press right arrow until you find apps and press enter.

Tab once to the list of app settings.

Down arrow once to default apps and press enter.

Tab through the default apps until you find web browser and click the button.

As you tab through, the current default app is listed.

Tab to the browser you want to use as your default and click the button.

Close settings.


Hth,

George


On 8/1/2021 8:03 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Morning all,

I want to make Google Chrome my default browser.  I looked through my tech folder and I can't find the instructions.  Somebody here gave excellent instructions some time back, and I thought I saved them, but I didn't.

I want to go to personal settings in Windows10 and make Google Chrome my default browser.  Can anybody help?

Ann P.







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