How To Make Google Default Search Engine

How To Make Google Default Search Engine

In this particular article "How To Make Google Default Search Engine", you will learn how you can make google as your default search engine. In this particular tutorial article, you will be getting information on different browser type. Let's Start.

How To Make Google Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the arrow right next to the search icon in the address bar. It will show a drop-down with icons in it. Click "Add". Internet Explorer will take you to its search engine gallery.
  3. Choose "www.google.com" from the gallery and click Add.
  4. Install the search engine as an add-on. There is a "click to install" link on the page.Click that and you'll see ith a dialog box prompting for confirmation to add the search engine. If you want this to be your default search engine, tick the "Make this my default search provider" box. Click Add.

How To Make Google Default Search Engine In Firefox

In FireFox, you can search using both the search box and the address (URL) bar.

How to change the default search engine of Firefox search bar:

Firefox search box doesn’t have the default search engine as we understand it. What you need to do is the following: just click the drop down arrow next to the search engine icon and select a search engine (you can see your current default search engine in bold). Firefox will remember your choice and use the selected search engine from now on (until you change it again).

How to create a new search plugin for your search box:

  • Copy and paste the Google search query URL string;
  • Use {searchTerms} as placeholder for your search term:
  • Go to mycroft.mozdev.org and use the form (click “Show full instructions?” option) to create a search plugin for your search box
  • Paste your search URL in the “URL” field and provide all the extra details (name, email, etc):

Change the default search engine of FireFox address bar:

With FireFox, you can search simply by typing your search terms in the address bar (that’s where you see your current URL). In this case, the default search engine will be used to search.

Open about:config in Firefox (if you doing it for the first time, you may have to promise you are going to be careful)
Search for keyword.url from the filter box
Double click on this entry. It will open a dialog where you can edit the ‘keyword.url’ string
Change this string to whatever you want it to be:

How To Make Google Default Search Engine In Google Chrome

Navigate: Settings (icon) -> Options and click “Manage” next to your “Default search engine“
Select your preferred search engine from the list and click “Make Default” button.

How to create your own search provider and make it the default one:

In the same dialog box, click “Add” button and then fill in the details:

Name: The name for your new (default) search engine
Keyword: Allows you to access it directly from the address bar (Smart Keywords in FireFox)
URL: Add the URL of a search result page here, and use the placeholder %s to show where the query should be.

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