Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    07 Nov 2017
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    How to Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    By default, Microsoft Edge uses Bing as its default search engine, but you can add a search engine (ex: Google) you would prefer to search with in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge can use any search engine that supports the OpenSearch standard.

    This tutorial will show you how to add and change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add Search Engine and Set as Default in Microsoft Edge
    • Option Two: To Remove Search Engine in Microsoft Edge


    EXAMPLE: Google set as default search engine in Microsoft Edge
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    Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Add Search Engine and Set as Default in Microsoft Edge

    1. Go the search engine's website (ex: www.google.com) in Microsoft Edge.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on the Change search engine button under Search in the address bar with. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select the search engine (ex: www.google.com), and click/tap on Set as default. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Only search providers that support the OpenSearch standard will appear in this list. If they donít support it yet, here's how they can. Keep checking back to see who's been added to the list.


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    Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Remove Search Engine in Microsoft Edge

    1. Open Microsoft Edge, do Option One above to change the search engine to any other search engine (ex: Bing) than the one you want to remove.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on the Change search engine button under Search in the address bar with. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Select the search engine (ex: www.google.com) you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    You will not be able to remove the current default search engine until you make a different search engine default first.

    The included Bing search engine cannot be removed.


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    6. The search engine (ex: www.google.com) will now be removed. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    10 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    This way of setting the default search engine in Edge worked fine until yesterday. Now even though I have selected StartPage as my default search engine via:
    • Settings
    • Advanced settings (View Advanced Settings)
    • search in the address bar with (change search engine)


    It no longer works properly. Instead, it includes Yahoo and tries to force most searches via Yahoo. How do I get rid Yahoo? Do I need to totally remove it as a search engine option?
    Last edited by Dutch; 10 Jul 2017 at 12:58. Reason: cannot see attachment
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  2.    10 Jul 2017 #2
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    Hello Dutch,

    Double check to see if you may have installed a Yahoo extension that may be responsible. If so, uninstalling it or turning it off should stop this.

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  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Dutch,

    Double check to see if you may have installed a Yahoo extension that may be responsible. If so, uninstalling it or turning it off should stop this.

    Turn On or Off Extensions in Microsoft Edge Windows 10 Browsers Email Tutorials

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    The extensions area is blank. Any other ideas? Thanks for yet another very clear tutorial!
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  4.    10 Jul 2017 #4
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    What is your start page?

    If it's not a search engine (ex: Google or Bing), then you won't be able to select it as your default search engine in Microsoft Edge.
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  5.    10 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What is your start page?

    If it's not a search engine (ex: Google or Bing), then you won't be able to select it as your default search engine in Microsoft Edge.
    That was the problem. Somehow Yahoo added itself to my custom start/home page. I removed it and all is well. Thanks.
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  6.    10 Jul 2017 #6
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    Great news.
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