changing the default browser that Facebook opens links to

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kat.hayes, May 29, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    How can I change the default browser that Facebook uses to open links? I want to change it on my Note2.

  2. MegamanX macrumors regular

    May 13, 2013
    do you want it just for face book because if so you might have a problem?

    You can go in and clear the defaults for your browsers but the links from facebook point to web url which means it is going to go to your default web browser.

    Youtube URL will go to what ever default you have set up for thoses (generally youtube app or a web browser)

    Facebook links are going to use your default web browser.
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Well, I could make it become the default browser for everything.

    The default browser seems to only let you have a limited number of windows/tabs open, while Chrome seems unlimited, and when you reach the limit of open windows it becomes a problem when trying to open new windows in FB.

    It was somehow using Chrome for a while as the default, though it reverted back to the default browser.

    How do you change the default browser to Chrome for everything?

  4. Tinmania, May 30, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: May 31, 2013

    Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    You have to clear the defaults for the default browser:
    Settings->Application Manager-->All (apps)-->Internet-->Clear defaults

    Then the next time facebook opens a URL outside of fb it will ask you which browser to use. Just set it to Chrome "permanently."

    It's not really permanently since if you install another browser you will get prompted to choose a browser again.


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