Tutorial: Make Cliqz your default browser on Mac

This step-by-step guide describes how to setup Apple’s operating system to automatically open links in the Cliqz Browser.

Default browser Mac

Björn GreifEditor

Did you get a new Mac or MacBook or did you perform a factory reset on your device? Then Apple’s Safari is probably set as the default browser. Our step-by-step guide explains how to setup Cliqz as your default browser on Mac.

  1. Open the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
Cliqz default browser on Mac step 1
  1. Click General.
Cliqz default browser on Mac step 2
  1. Choose the Cliqz from the “Default web browser” pop-up menu.
Cliqz default browser on Mac step 3
  1. You’re all set! You have successfully configured Cliqz as your default browser on Mac.

You can now close the System Preferences window. From now on, a website will open automatically in the Cliqz Browser if you click on a link in another application such as your email program.

Alternative ways

After installation, Cliqz is not automatically set as default browser. When you start Cliqz for the first time, you will get a message if you want to make it your default browser. Clicking “Use Cliqz as my default browser” changes the system settings accordingly, so that the Cliqz Browser opens when you click links in places like email messages, documents and other apps.

Cliqz default browser on Mac message

Alternatively, you can go to the Cliqz settings at any time and choose Set as default browser…. To get to the settings, click the menu button Browser Menu Icon in the upper right corner and select Preferences. Finally, you must confirm in a dialog box that you want to use Cliqz as your default browser.

Cliqz default browser on Mac preferences

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 tap on them.