1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    how to change the win 10 search bar default web browser


    hi i was playing about with the new search bar located on task bar for windows 10 and i cam across something odd i search for something on the bar and then a menu popped up asking me what i wanted to search through (firefox, google chrome, edge). when it popped up i didnt think much about so i closed but now i want to change something on it and i dont have a clue how to trigger it again. i want to make it so that when i search it goes through google chrome. if anybody finds a way to trigger the menu please let me know

    thank you
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
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    Windows 10

    Try this

    Go to Settings and search for Default
    Click the one for Set Default Apps

    In this page scroll down until you see Web Browser and then change this to Chrome

    This should then default to opening web results in Chrome
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3
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    thanks it opens with chrome now, but sorry to be a pain is there a way to make it open no searching with bing
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4
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    UK
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    Windows 10

    I don't think you can change that

    The search is tied into Cortana which is specifically set to use Bing

    It's similar to the 'OK Google' on Android which is only set to use Google Search
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5
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    Yeah Bing is built into W10. As it stands we're stuck with it.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6
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    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    I have set my default search engine in all my web browsers to Google. I prefer Google to Bing.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    The OP is talking about turning off Bing results in Search.
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8
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    Thread Starter

    also another thing why cant i turn on the cortana feature it says its not available in my region then when i click why? it say its available in the uk where i live, but then on the other page it says not in this region
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