Windows 10: Change Edge/Bing to Firefox/Google as default when using Win key, pls? Solved

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  1.    13 Jan 2018 #1

    Change Edge/Bing to Firefox/Google as default when using Win key, pls?


    Using Windows 10 Home

    After pressing Windows key, typing a word, then clicking on 'word' - see web results, Edge opens to a Bing search page. I must have missed something when setting Windows up after a recent fresh install

    1 How can I change the search engine from Bing to Google.co.uk, please?

    2 Also, how can I change the browser this search uses, please? I use Firefox, which is already set as Default but, in this instance, Edge opens and uses Bing

    Many thanks for any help/advice
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jan 2018 #2

    Hello Energise, :)

    There's a "Bing-Google" add-on that you can install in Firefox to redirect all Bing searches to Google.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...bing-google-1/
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  3.    13 Jan 2018 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Energise, :)

    There's a "Bing-Google" add-on that you can install in Firefox to redirect all Bing searches to Google.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...bing-google-1/
    Thanks, Brink, for your very prompt reply. I believe this add-on you have linked isn't compatible with FF Quantum/57, which is the version of Firefox I am running.

    However, it's not that a search in Firefox opens in Bing, it's the fact that when I press on the Windows key to open up the main menu/tiles, type a search word and then click on a result, it opens in Edge, which uses Bing. I'd like it to open in my default/chosen browser, ie Firefox, using Google.

    Is there any way to do this, please?

    Many thanks
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jan 2018 #4

    Nope, it says not compatible with Firefox Quantum. We'll have to search for one that is.

    It's suppose to redirect searches made in Cortana and Start menu as well.

    From the link above:

    Searches through Cortana on Windows 10 uses Bing, which, as we can all agree on, is not exactly the best search engine. This extension simply redirects Bing searches to Google searches.

    Note: This also means that if you are searching for something on bing.com, it will redirect to Google, not just when using Cortana.
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  5.    13 Jan 2018 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    It's suppose to redirect searches made in Cortana and Start menu as well.

    From the link above:
    Thanks but, unfortunatley, it's not compatible with my version of Firefox, ie 57/Quantum
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jan 2018 #6
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  7.    13 Jan 2018 #7

    Sorry, it doesn't seem to work. I've restarted Firefox, I've rebooted PC, I've checked any settings but it just hasn't made any difference

    I really appreciate you helping and spending your time on this. :) Thanks
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  8.    13 Jan 2018 #8

    I'm just downloading 'EdgeDeflector for Windows 10' which, apparently, works well with bing2google. Your mention of bing2google gave me a clue as to what to search for

    I'll let you know ...
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  9.    13 Jan 2018 #9

    YAY!!! It's worked

    Brink, I'm so grateful for your help with this. I was just stumped as to what to search for, key words etc, hence the original post. I even struggled to get a meaningful title. As I mentioned, it was when you mentioned 'bing2google' which I then did a search on. Results came up that b2g didn't work now, on Quantum but, alongside EdgeDeflector' they work well, and so it's proved.

    I didn't even know this was possible. So so many thanks to you :)
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       13 Jan 2018 #10

    Great news.
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