Setting Chrome As Your Default Browser

Interested in making Chrome your default browser and moving away from Internet Explorer? Here are some basic instructions.

(Note 1: Some MCG applications and websites require you to use IE so you still may need to run it from time to time.)

(Note 2: This post assumes you already have Chrome installed on your computer. If you have a county PC and it is not already installed, please contact the county IT helpdesk at 240.777.2828 and ask for Chrome to be installed. Please have the DCM number ready when you call.)

  • Click the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser.
  • Choose Settings.
  • Find and click the button labeled Make Google Chrome the default browser at the bottom of the program options.Make Chrome Default Button

Clearing a Saved Username and Password in Chrome

  • Click the button of three horizontal lines (vertically stacked) that appears at the far right of your address bar.
  • Choose Settings.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link for Show Advanced Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Passwords and Forms section.
  • Click Manage Passwords.
  • Find the entry in the Saved Passwords list for the item to clear and click the X on the far right side of the box to delete the item.
  • Click the Done button at the bottom-right corner of the dialog box.
  • Close the settings tab.