Tutorial: Make Cliqz your default browser on Windows 10

This step-by-step guide describes how to set up Microsoft's latest operating system to automatically open links in the Cliqz browser.

Default browser Windows 10

Björn GreifEditor

Did you get a new Windows PC or did you recently install the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your computer? Then Microsoft Edge is probably set as the default browser, since the latest major update for Microsoft’s operating system sometimes resets all settings. Our step-by-step guide explains how to set up Cliqz as your default browser on Windows 10.

  1. Open the browser settings. To do this, click on the “burger menu” (the three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner and select “Options”.
  2. In the „General“ panel, click „Make Default…”.
Browser setting: Make Cliqz default
  1. The Windows Settings app will open with the “Default apps” screen. (Alternatively, you can open the Default apps screen from the Windows 10 start menu by clicking the settings icon, selecting “Apps” and choosing “Default apps” on the left pane.)
  2. Scroll down and click the entry under “Web browser”. The icon will say either “Microsoft Edge” or “Choose your default browser”.
Default apps: Web browser
  1. The “Choose an app” dialog will open with a list of available browsers.
  2. Click on “Cliqz”.
Choose Cliqz as default app
  1. Done! You have successfully configured Cliqz as your default browser. This is also displayed in the “General” panel of the browser settings.

From now on, a website will open automatically in the Cliqz browser if you click on a link in another application.

The default browser you choose greatly determines how vulnerable you are to fraud, for example. Make Cliqz your default browser now. This is the only way to fully benefit from its built-in privacy and security features such as the highly efficient phishing protection. Only then are links from other apps such as messengers or email clients automatically opened in the Cliqz Browser when you click on them.