How to Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows


In Google Chrome, you can use the address bar (omnibox) as a search box. It automatically uses Google by default, but you can set another default search engine instead.

The search box on the New Tab page in Google Chrome will also use what you set as the default search engine.

This tutorial will show you how to set a default search engine you want to use in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Search Engine Settings
  • Option Two: Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Manage Search Engines Settings





Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows OPTION ONE Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows
Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Search Engine Settings

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3 dots) button Name:  More.png
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3. In the Search engine section, select the search engine (ex: "Google") you want to use in the Search engine used in the address bar drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close the Settings tab if you like.






Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows OPTION TWO Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome in Windows
Set Default Search Engine in Google Chrome Manage Search Engines Settings

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3 dots) button Name:  More.png
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Size:  115 Bytes, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

If you like, you can copy and paste chrome://settings/searchEngines into the address bar and press Enter to go directly to the Manage search engines settings page in step 3 below.

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3. In the Search engine section, click/tap on Manage search engines. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now perform the following actions you want to set your default search engine: (see screenshots below)

A) Under Default search engines,
  • Click/tap on the More actions button Name:  More.png
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OR

B) Under Other search engines,
  • Add: To the right of "Other search engines," click/tap on the Add button. Fill out the text fields and click/tap on Add.
  • Set as default: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button Name:  More.png
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  • Edit: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button Name:  More.png
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Size:  115 Bytes, click/tap on Edit, edit the text fields, and click/tap on Save.
  • Delete: To the right of the search engine, click/tap on the More actions button Name:  More.png
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Size:  115 Bytes, and click/tap on Remove from list.

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That's it,
Shawn