How to stop "Google Chrome is not your default browser" message

  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10

    How to stop "Google Chrome is not your default browser" message

    Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I receive message "Google Chrome is not your default browser" every time I open Google Chrome.
    I select "Don't show this message again", but still get the message
    Same situation when I start Chrome in Incognito mode
    How can I stop this message?
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  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 5,293
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You need to go into settings app.

    Find default apps and then click reset defaults.
    Then you shouldbe able to set it.

    Sorry can't be more precise, I'm on tablet at the moment.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,920
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, from Win 8 on it has not been possible to set programs as default from within the program.

    Making Chrome the default browser has been discussed many times. Here are two threads I found by searching the forum for
    Chrome default browser

    Solved Can't make Chrome default browser, only msEdge - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved how does one make Chrome the default browser - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Swarfega ---- Tried resetting defaults. Also tried setting Browser default as Firefox, but still get same results when opening Chrome

    Dalchina ---- I don't want Chrome to be my default browser. Just want to use this ocasionally, but do not want to see the "default" message every time I open it
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,920
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Ok, in that case look in Chrome options for one to deselect checking to see if it's default when it starts.
    (I don't use Chrome so can't tell you where it is).
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 13,382
    Windows 10


    Navigate to your Chrome shortcut, right click to open Properties, in the Target dialog add: a space and --disable-infobars, click Apply and OK.

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  7. Posts : 1

    An alternative approach to the same result

    I discovered an alternative. Also, noted that use of two hyphens after the space seemed not necessary, and have tested this approach on multiple computers here.... works well. The actual line for copy/paste is:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -no-default-browser-check

    Here's a modification of Edwin's image:

    How to stop "Google Chrome is not your default browser" message-modification-info.jpg
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