How to Change the Default Search Engine in Google Chrome?

How do I change my default search engine in Google Chrome from Google to something else?

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Changing the default search engine in Google Chrome is a straightforward process. Here's how to do it: 1. Open Google Chrome. 2. Click on the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of the browser. 3. From the dropdown menu, navigate to ‘Settings’. 4. Once in Settings, scroll down to the ‘Search engine’ section. 5. You’ll see a drop-down menu under ‘Search engine used in the address bar'. Click on it. 6. From the selectable list, you can choose your preferred search engine. Options typically include Google, Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo, or any other search engine you've added manually. If your desired search engine doesn't appear: 1. Select "Manage search engines". 2. Under "Other search engines," click "Add". 3. Fill in the fields with the name of the search engine, its keyword, and the URL. Then click "Add". Now your Google Chrome browser will use your chosen default search engine. Remember, the browser will only use the selected search engine in the address bar and will not affect any search engine designated on specific websites. This answer is especially useful for users who prioritize privacy and prefer search engines like DuckDuckGo over Google or those who simply prefer the algorithm/search results of different engines.
Answered on August 25, 2023.
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Sure! Changing the default search engine in Google Chrome is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to follow: 1. Open your Google Chrome browser. 2. Look up at the top right corner of the Chrome window, click on the three-dot menu icon. 3. In the drop-down menu, hover over "Settings" and then click it. 4. The Google Chrome settings page will open as a new tab. Scroll down or on the left side menu click on "Search engine". 5. You'll see a dropdown option named "Search engine used in the address bar". Click on it. 6. From the drop-down list, select the search engine you prefer to use. If your search engine is not listed, you may need to add it manually by clicking on “Manage search engines.” 7. After selecting or adding your preferred search engine, close the settings tab to save your changes. By following these steps, you should now have successfully changed your default search engine in Google Chrome. Please note that the steps may change slightly with different versions of Chrome, but generally, they should still lead you to the search engine settings in your browser. This change will only affect your Google Chrome browser search engine. If you want to change the search engine on a different browser, you need to follow the specific steps for that browser. For a different device, you need to change the settings on that device specifically.
Answered on September 2, 2023.
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