Set As Default Browser

To open incoming links from other apps in the right Lite App, Hermit must be set as the default browser.

If you have already created a Lite App for a particular site, all links corresponding to it will open in that Lite App. Any other links (for which there is no corresponding Lite App) will open in Incognito Mode by default.

Incognito By Default

Privacy has always been a core feature of Hermit. With this release, we reinforce that by making Incognito Mode the default for all links where this is no existing Lite App.

This is similar to browsers like Firefox Focus.

How to Enable

  1. Launch Hermit.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down to locate the “Set as Default Browser” setting.
  4. Tap on it, then go to the System Settings UI, and pick Hermit from the list.
  5. When you return from the System Settings UI to the Hermit Settings UI, you should see that the checkbox now has a check-mark in it.