Change the default browser or email client on your Mac

Learn how to choose which app opens when you click a website link or an email address.

Change your default web browser

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple () menu.
  2. Click General.
  3. Choose your web browser from the ”Default web browser” pop-up menu.

Change your default email app

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu, then click General. Or, if you're prompted to set up an email account, add your account, then choose Preferences from the Mail menu.*
  3. Choose your email app from the ”Default email reader” pop-up menu.

* You can also set your default email app in the preferences of your third-party email app.

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Published Date: Thu Jul 26 02:07:32 GMT 2018