Windows 8.1 - How to define your default apps

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Each time you want to view a video, open a picture or any other type of media, Windows 8.1 is giving you the choice between several apps. Here is how to define your default apps.
  • Open Charms Bar: (press Windows + C) > Settings > Change PC settings.
  • Go to the "Search and apps" section.
  • Go to the "Defaults" section:

You can choose a default app from a list of apps installed on your PC or download a new one from the Windows Store.

You can also your defaults apps based on the file type or protocol: .
  • Scroll until you reach the bottom of the page and click on "Choose apps by file type".

  • Scroll until you reach the bottom of the page and click on "Choose apps by protocol".

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Published by jak58. Latest update on December 18, 2014 at 08:36 AM by jak58.
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