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Browser Chooser 2 is a small tool acting as the default browser allowing you to choose what browser or other tool to open any given link in.

It is a fork from the original Browser Chooser which as of 2013 appears unmaintained. It gives you the flexibility to choose what browser to use for any given task. It is developed in VB.Net.

Work is ongoing towards Beta 2, although no timeline is set. My current goal is to have it out by Mid-March, but no guarantees.

Beta 1 - July 23rd, 2015

Beta 1 was release on July 23rd, 2015. See below for more information or download BC2 Beta 1


More can be seen in the Documentation


You can contact me on Twitter at @gmyxgpws


Default view of Browser Chooser 2
Default view of Browser Chooser 2

The flexibility of Browser Chooser 2, showing multiple icons in multipel rows
The flexibility of Browser Chooser 2

Current Release

Beta 1 - July 23rd, 2015

Beta 1 was release on July 23rd. It is mostly a bug fix release but includes a few more notable features.
  • Navigate the main screen grid with the arrow keys.
  • Cleaned up look (i.e. checkboxes)
  • Accessibility improvements

Donations / Contributions

If you choose, you can buy me a beer or two via paypal at I would prefer patches however.

Upcoming Releases

Beta 2 - TBD

This beta adds a few new features to make configuration simpler and a bunch of bug fixes.
I expect 2 betas before a final first release. See Beta 1 To-Do List for more information

Project Goals

  • Allow as many choices as the user wants (ex. 10 browsers arranged in a 5 x 3 grid plus 2 editors)
  • Have auto-loading urls (i.e. intranet pages load in IE automatically)
    • Delay auto-loading a url if requested
  • Gracefully take over Default browser
  • Flexibility of choice.
  • See Ideas List for more

Longer term goals

  • Integrate into the explorer shell to load a browser or editor directly from the context menu

Last edited Jan 15, 2016 at 2:08 AM by gmyx, version 25