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Life is short so I’m going to give it to you straight. If you want to make sure that you utilize your time best while surfing the web, there is no better option than Google search. It’s the best one out there and you should never think of switching to something else until any other search engine with equal or better performance shows up in the World Wide Web. Don’t fall prey to the companies marketing gimmick, use Google as your search engine and never look back.
If you’re a Chrome user then the above rhetoric won’t apply to you because there is a good chance you’re already using Google as your primary search engine and enjoying it to the fullest. Unless you’re a privacy enthusiast. But if you’re using any other browser you should pay attention to your default search engine so that you attain the maximum output.
Speaking of other browsers, there is a brand new browser in the town, Microsoft Edge or I should say “Chromium powered” Microsoft Edge. And since it’s coming from Microsoft, you are a fool if you think Microsoft would set Google as the default search engine.
Sure Bing does have some cool stuff and it’s okay-ish for casual browsing. However, the “cool stuff” can’t outweigh the fact that Bing lags behind Google when it comes to displaying relevant results. And I guess you want to switch to something that’s better in every sense with only a few compromises. If that’s the case, let me walk you through the process of setting Google as your default search engine in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.
How to drop Bing and set Google as your default search engine in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge
Note: Before you even think of changing any of the settings just type Google.com in the URL bar and hit enter. Trust me you’d thank me later. Now read the below steps.
- Click the three dots view in the toolbar(appears in the top right corner of the browser)
- In the drop-down menu, you will see the Settings option. Click on it.
- Now in the hamburger menu, you have an option called Privacy and Services. Click on it.
- Click on Adress bar option at the bottom
- Look for Search Engine used in the address bar and change it to Google by clicking on the rectangular box
(You are seeing Google in the list because you visited the website before attempting this. Note – this does not work if you have declined to Send Information About the Websites You Visit to Microsoft)
If the above method didn’t work for you then follow the below steps.
- Go to the Address bar page by following the process mentioned above
- Now you see Manage search engines options at the bottom. Click on it
- Click on the Add button
- Now a window will pop-up asking you to fill three fields, namely, ‘Search engine’, ‘Keyword’, ‘URL with% s in place of query’
- Type Google SSL in the ‘Search engine field’, encrypted.google.com in the ‘Keyword, field’, https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=%s in the ‘URL with% s in place of query field’
- Click on Add
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set Google as your default search engine.