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  • Outlook 2013 link opens internet explorer instead of chrome

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Questions: Browsers and desktop software Internet Explorer and Edge Outlook 2013 link opens internet explorer instead of chrome

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      • #2259216 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have chrome set  as my default browser. When I am reading my email in Outlook 2013 and click on a link, I am taken to that link but internet explorer is opened and used for that. I want chrome to open and take me to the link.

        I have chrome set as default. What do I need to change to get this to work?



      • #2260054 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        In Settings > Apps > Default apps, check that “Web browser” is set to Chrome.  Then, at the bottom, select “Choose default applications by protocol”.   In there, check that HTTP and HTTPS are also both set to Chrome.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

        • #2305937 Reply

          Your instructions are incomplete. First of all which program are you talking about or are you talking about the operating system? How do I get to ‘Settings’? There is no such option in Outlook as far as I can see.

          • #2305946 Reply
            Da Boss

            The Settings App can be accessed from the main Menu.


            In the Settings App, choose Apps.


            In Apps, choose Default Apps – be sure Web Browser is set to Chrome (not Firefox as shown).
            Then at the bottom choose the link “Choose default applications by protocol


            If you need further instructions, please let up know.

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            Paul T
            AskWoody MVP

            Settings in Windows.

            cheers, Paul

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