Don’t use Bing? Here’s how to enable Google Search on Project Spartan


Microsoft recently released Project Spartan to Windows Insiders. The browser looks pretty nice so far and comes with a couple of decent features as well. Unfortunately though, on the current build, you can’t change the default search engine on Spartan – but there’s a feature which is disabled. However, a Russian site has released a registry edit which changes the default search engine (Bing) to Google Search on Project Spartan.

Installing the registry edit is pretty easy, and it works but keep in mind that it might break Project Spartan for some users (it worked for me). Just follow the following steps:

  1. Download Google.reg from here
  2. Open Google.reg
  3. Restart Spartan
  4. ..done!

And if you’ve changed the search engine to Google and would like to switch back to Bing, follow the following steps:

  1. Download Bing.reg from here
  2. Open Bing.reg
  3. Restart Spartan
  4. ..Bing is now your default search engine!

It’s worth mentioning that changing the default search engine to Google will break the suggestions on the address bar. If you ran into a problem during this process, make sure to ask us in the comment section below and we’ll try to help you out!

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