Want to change your default web browser in Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) ? Well, this brief tutorial is going to quickly show you how to do it. There are many ways to accomplish the same goal in either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04, and this method is just one of the many.

When you set a default program in either Windows or Ubuntu, that program will be used to open, edit and change any file associate with it. This is how basic file association works in both systems.

So, without wasting anymore of your time, let’s get going.


  • Setup Default Web Browser in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!


Change the Default Web Browser in Windows 7

To set your default Internet Browser in Windows 7, go to Start –> Default Programs




Next, select ‘Set your default programs’ and continue




Finally, select the browser from the list shown on the left and click ‘Set this program as default’ and click OK.




That! it!


Setup Default Internet Browser in Ubuntu 12.04

To do the same in Ubuntu, go to the control Gear –> System Settings




Then select ‘Details’ from the system group to continue.




Finally, select ‘Default Applications’ and choose your default Web Browser.




That’s all.