If you (like me) have tried clicking ‘Make Google Chrome my default browser’ in options > basic with no result, you’re probably as frustrated as I was.
If you’re running Vista, it’s simply a privileges issue, you need to -
- Close Chrome
- Right click the Chrome shortcut and select ‘Run as Administrator’
- Accept the warning about running as administrator
- Go to options > basic (as before)
- Press the ‘Make Google Chrome my default browser’ button
This time it should work :)
You can now close the browser as administrator and launch it again with your normal user credentials.
On a side note, if you are having trouble making Skype aware of Opera as your default browser, this may help.