Set a default browser

Google Drive for your Mac/PC uses your default browser to open Google Docs and visit Google Drive online.

When you use the Google Drive for your Mac/PC application to open a Google Doc or visit Google Drive on the web, it'll use your computer's default browser. Follow these steps to set your default browser:

Windows

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Default Programs.
  3. Choose the browser you want as your default in the Programs list, and then click Set this program as default.
  4. Click OK.

Mac

  1. Open a Safari browser.
  2. From the Safari menu, choose Preferences.
  3. Click the General button.
  4. Choose your desired browser from the "Default web browser" pop-up menu.
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