How to set a system default browser?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TazmoStarkana, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2016
    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


    Sep 15, 2009
    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


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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

    Feb 20, 2009
    There's a very handy preference pane to set default apps named (appropriately) "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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