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How to Make Brave the Default Web Browser on Mac

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As the Brave web browser gains popularity, Brave users and privacy-centric Mac users may wish to adjust the default web browser in macOS to Brave. That’s super easy to do on the Mac, so let’s check out how it works.


If you’re unfamiliar, Brave is another cross-platform web browser option, but what makes Brave unique is a focus on privacy, with a variety of privacy-first features. This includes things like built-in tracker blocking and ad blocking, which not only can help protect your privacy on the web, but also can really speed up the web browsing…

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How to Set Brave as Default Browser on iPhone or iPad

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The privacy-centric Brave web browser is gaining popularity, so it’s reasonable for iPhone and iPad users to wonder how they can change their default web browser to Brave in iOS or iPadOS. Fortunately, it’s really easy.


For the unfamiliar, the Brave web browser has many privacy focused features, including built-in tracker blocking, ad blocking, and other features that can help to improve your online privacy. It also performs well and web pages tend to load quite fast with Brave, partially because it’s blocking so much of the activity going on under the…

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Decide What Browser to Open Links with Browsersaurus for Mac

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If you juggle multiple web browsers for development, work or research, you know that sometimes you don’t always want to open a link in the default web browser.

This is where Browsersaurus comes into play; it sets itself as the new default web browser, and then when a link is clicked from a non-browser app, you will see a menu showing available web browsers to open the link in.

For example, maybe you’re clicking a link from Messages, Slack, Notes, or Tweetdeck, and rather than open that URL in Safari, you’d like to open it in Chrome or Firefox. With…

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How to Set Chrome as Default Web Browser on Mac

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If you prefer to use Chrome as your web browser, you might want to set the default browser on the Mac to be Google Chrome. And if you use Google Chrome Canary, you can set that as the default browser too.

Using Chrome as your default browser on a Mac is particularly advantageous for multi-platform users, since if you also use Chrome as the default in Windows, Android, Linux, and if you’ve also set Chrome as the default browser on iPhone and iPad, you can easily move your browsing session around any device or machine, regardless of the platform. This contrasts…

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How to Set Firefox as Default Browser on iPhone & iPad

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If you’re one of the iPhone or iPad users who use Firefox to browse the web instead of Safari or Chrome, you’ll be excited to know that you can now set it as the default web browser on your device.

Thanks to the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS, Apple has given users the option to set third-party apps as default apps on their iPhones and iPads, including the ability to change default web browsers and default email clients. Prior to this, if you had clicked a link in any app it would open the webpage in Safari rather than the browser you might rather use,…

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