Mac OS X Change the Default Web Browser

Posted September 30, 2004 by macster in Mac system administration

Changing the default web browser in Mac OS X, especially 10.3, can be confusing. This tech-recipe describes one simple method for changing it.


Use the following steps to change your default web browser in Mac OS X:
1. Start Safari (the standard browser).
2. Select Preferences… from the Safari menu.
3. In the General tab, find the Default web browser pulldown menu and make your selection from the list.
4. Close the preferences window (red x), and you are done!

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