HTC One X Forum

Support how to change default browser

So that using google search widget opens up chrome instead of the ics browser


#1 rajohns08, May 10, 2012
Head to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Internet -> Clear Defaults. Next time you do a search or open a link, you'll be given a choice of which app you want to open it with. Select Chrome and put a tick in the "Make Default" checkbox and that should make Chrome the default browser.
#2 El Presidente, May 10, 2012
Awesome thanks. which browser do you like best?
#3 rajohns08, May 10, 2012
I use Chrome on my phone, but I quite like Boat Browser too (I use it on my tablet). I reckon you'd be happy with either of those. :)
#4 El Presidente, May 10, 2012
Wouldn't it work also to go in:
Settings -> App Association -> Web URLS and choose the browser you want?

Or is it a different setting?
#5 danyfra, May 10, 2012
I can't see that option anywhere, is that the exact location?
#6 El Presidente, May 10, 2012
Yes it's actually right under the apps as you described above
#7 danyfra, May 10, 2012
I don't have that option at all. Are you stock yeah?
#8 El Presidente, May 10, 2012
Do you have international version? Maybe that's why.
#9 rajohns08, May 11, 2012
Yeah, could be. Seems strange to omit it though :thinking:
#10 El Presidente, May 11, 2012
I use Dolphin and there is a setting under the settings menu "make dolphin my default browser"
#11 Hoppy, May 11, 2012
Yep have the att version.
It's pretty usefull option where you can setup default app for a few actions, I can try to make snapshots later.

Here are screenshots (sorry if there too big, first time I'm doing this way)


#12 danyfra, May 11, 2012
Thanks. Definitely not there on the international version. Shame, it looks quite handy.
#13 El Presidente, May 12, 2012

This helped me aswell, thank you.
#14 matttm, Jul 20, 2012
Go to Settings, App Association, Web URLS and select Chrome in the open web URLS box.
#15 stnlytaylor, Aug 2, 2012
I use the option to launch the browser by double tapping the home button. Even if all of my others apps use Chrome as default this does not prompt me and just always opens the built-in browser. Is there a way around this? I want double-tap home to open Chrome. Thanks.
#16 billkamm, Oct 25, 2012
I didn't even know the double press of the Home button could be made to launch the browser, at least with the Sense launcher.
But if you use an alternative launcher like Apex or Nova, you can set it up so that pressing the home button twice launches an app (first press takes you to home screen, second press launches the app)
#17 benitorios, Oct 26, 2012