I installed Google Chrome on my MacBook for local development and testing. When I start it, it will nag about making it the default browser once in every while.

How can I stop it nagging me about that?

2 Answers 2


This answer was tested on Windows/Chromium.

Decline the request, quit Chrome, edit the file ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Preferences and replace

"default_browser_infobar_last_declined":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" with "default_browser_infobar_last_declined":"90000000000000000"

  • If this was "tested on Windows/Chromium", how will this work on a Mac? Also, I was unable to find "default_browser_infobar_last_declined" in my Preferences file.
    – agarza
    Commented Jul 25, 2022 at 14:55
  • Worked for me on Chrome / macOS Monterey. The full JSONPath of the property is $.browser.default_browser_infobar_last_declined, just after the clear_data object and before has_seen_welcome_page. Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 23:59
  • No longer works, sadly
    – ticktock
    Commented Sep 16, 2022 at 17:32
  • default_browser_infobar_last_declined does not exist in my file
    – Jonny
    Commented Nov 11, 2022 at 8:44
  • default_browser_infobar_last_declined exists in mine, but modifying it had no impact Commented Jun 4 at 14:05

July 2024 Update

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Go to chrome://flags
  3. Search for "Default Browser Prompt Refresh"
  4. Set to "Disabled"

Wish these big tech companies would stop being so annoying!

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