Google Chrome is one of the most popular search browsers out there, and it’s fair to say that success is knotted to the acceptance of the company’s search engine. Google has been the go-to search engine for the most public for well over a decade, and it makes seamless sense for it to be the evasion option, particularly on something like a great Chromebook.
But there are some users who might like Google Chrome but don’t want to use Google as the default search engine. Changing the default search engine on Google Chrome is a relatively painless process whether it’s because you want something with a heavier stress on privacy, like DuckDuckGo, or a more novel alternative like the environment-friendly Ecosia. We’ll show you how to do it, and just for clarification, we’re doing this on Windows 11, but the procedure should be the same on other platforms where Chrome is accessible.
- Launch Google Chromeon your computer.
- Click the menu button (the three dots) near the top-right corner of the browser window, and then choose Settings.
- choose the Search engine tab on the left-side menu on the Settings page.
- Next to the Search engine used in the address bar, you’ll see a list of search engines to choose from, so you can choose what you prefer.
- The search engine you chose will now be used when you search in the address bar, and you’ll also see it on the default new tab page.
That should help you if the search engine you want to use is on the default list. But if it’s not there, you can add a new search engine to Chrome relatively easily.