Microsoft understands that users have personal preferences and provides users with the means to change the default settings in built-in apps. You can also choose to install additional apps from the Microsoft Store. In Windows 10, you can edit the following default apps:
- Email Client
- Music Player
- Photo Viewer
- Video Player
- Web Browswer
To locate these default apps, Click on the Start menu (Windows logo) > Settings > System > Default Apps.
Teacher Hint: It is important that students know how to change their web browser, as some assessments and educational apps work better with a specific web browser. Generally, Freedom Scientific recommends using Microsoft Internet Explorer with JAWS, while Mozilla Firefox is recommended for NVDA.
When using the JAWS screen reader, Windows + I will open the Windows Settings.
This step-by-step video tutorial demonstrates how to edit the default apps using the JAWS screen reader.