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Setting chromium as the default browser in Windows 8

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    Am I int the right place?
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview

    Setting chromium as the default browser in Windows 8

    I've been using Windows 8 since the Developer preview and I've had no problems with it until now.

    I recently got fed up with Firefox (for being too slow, and buggy). so I installed Chromium (not chrome. Chromium, the open source version of Google chrome without that spyware Google puts in it's browser)

    But I have a big problem with it - I can't set it as my default browser. If I go to the settings and and click the big button that says "Make Chromium your default browser" all I get is this.

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    >> Quick translation in English>>
    How would you like to open this type of a link (http)?
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    Internet Exploder
    Find apps from the store
    I've seen many tutorials about adding default software, but for some reason chromium isn't listed in the "default apps" section of control panel.

    Is there a way to navigate to a certain .exe to add it as a default?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    See this post of mine, especially the last two links. The whole thread is about a similar problem, actually.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    A good site to get Chromium from:

    The most recent one is the last folder.

    You will need to "Set Chromium As Default" from within the browser itself (it might even be necessary to run it as admin for this time only).

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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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