How to set default apps for email, browser and more in Windows 10

By default when you open any app on your Windows PC, it will open with any default application may be in-built application, but you want to change the default app for the files like JPG,  PDF or any other, but you may hate this annoying process of doing it. For this you need to go to Control Panel and click on programs category. The you need to click on the default programs and choose the option to set a default program to open your files.

This is the traditional process for doing so, but what if there is a much easier way to change the app the opens up the .JPG file or which browser should be your default one. Yes Microsoft has made it easier with Windows 10. Let us see here how to do that.

How to set default apps for email, browser and more in Windows 10

  • Launch the Settings apps on your Windows 10 device and click on System and here go into default apps category.
  • Here you can choose the default email app, maps app, music app, browser and much more to be as your default apps.
  • If you want to reset everything back to the factory defaults, for this Microsoft has added an reset button. You can also choose the default apps by the file type or by the protocol. You can also set the defaults by app.

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Apps cannot automatically change your default settings in Windows 10 and instead you will be now prompted to make the specific app by your default. Let us see here what Microsoft has said about this,

In Windows 8.1, classic Windows apps could invoke the prompt asking you to change your defaults, so you may have seen multiple prompts during install and after they launched. However, Windows Store apps could not invoke this prompt. Instead, a notification banner will appear after your apps are installed telling you that new apps are available and you would click on this banner to change your defaults.

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