How to set a system default browser?

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  1. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

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    #1
    For example when I highlight something in the Mail app and right-click to search for it on Google, it opens Safari instead of my system default Chrome. How do I go about changing this?
     
  2. tarsins, Aug 1, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017

    tarsins macrumors 6502

    tarsins

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    #2
    Apple->System Preferences->Default web browser

    EDIT: My bad, Chrome is your system default. Sensible answer is below. I'll get my coat....
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The right-click option, "Search with Google" is provided by Safari and isn't changed when you change the default browser.

    The best solution, adding a menu item to search with Chrome, is shown here at the Stack Overflow website. It's very easy to do.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    There's a very handy preference pane to set default apps named (appropriately) "RCDefaultApp":
    http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

    It's old, but still working fine with El Capitan.
    Probably works in Sierra as well.

    Free, and worth trying.
     

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