February 12, 2021

How to Change Default Apps in Windows 10 Computer

Topic: How to Change Default Apps in Windows 10

There is no doubt that Windows 10 is the most used desktop operating system right now. Compared to all other desktop operating systems, Windows 10 offers more features and options. In addition, Windows is largely known for its app ecosystem.

The operating system consists of various types of apps such as media player app, web browser etc. Let’s assume, this often happens to us when we install a new app on our computer – the new app is automatically set to default.

For example, if you install Mozilla Firefox after Google Chrome, you will be prompted to set Firefox as a default browser. Although Windows 10 starts users to develop default apps, sometimes we accidentally make the wrong app the default.

Like the Android operating system, you can set the default application for specific features on Windows 10. For example, you can easily select the default web browser app, default photo viewer, default video player etc.

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Steps to change default apps on Windows 10 computer

Whenever a new app is set to default, it automatically replaces the old one and opens all the latest app files. This article will share a detailed guide on how to choose the default application in the Windows 10 operating system. Let’s check out

Phase 1. First, click on the Windows Start button and select ‘Adjustment’

Choose 'Settings'
Choose 'Settings'

stage 2. On the Settings page, click on ‘Apps’

Click on 'apps'
Click on 'apps'

step 3. Under Apps, select ‘Default application’ the option. The option is located in the left pane.

Choose 'Default App' option
Choose 'Default App' option

step 4. On the right pane, you will find several options such as photo viewer, video player, web browser, etc.

Step 5. Click on now (+) Button And choose the app you want to set as the default.

Click on the (+) button
Click on the (+) button

Step 6. Windows 10 also allows you to select default apps by file types. For that, click on ‘Choose default application by file type’ the option.

Step 7. On the left pane, select the file type for which you want to assign an app. For example, I want MP3 files to always play on VLC media player. For that, I have to select .mp3 and then set ‘VLC Media Player’ as the default.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can set the default apps on a Windows 10 computer.

So, this article is about how to select the default application on a Windows 10 computer. I hope this article helped you! Please share this with your friends too. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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