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How to change default search engine on the new Microsoft Edge

Mc Abulo

Jan. 20, 2020

If Bing isn't for you, this guide shows you the steps to set your preferred search engine in the new version of Microsoft Edge using Chromium.
Microsoft is starting fresh with a new version of Edge based on the Chromium engine. While the new browser shares many of the same features found in Google Chrome, the company is adding its own tweaks and features, including Bing as the default search engine when querying searches from the address bar.
Although Bing offers a great search experience, it's still not a search engine for everyone. However, if you're moving from Chrome, and you want to keep using Google as your default engine. Or you prefer something different (such as DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Ask, etc.), the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge includes an option to set a different search engine – you just need to know where to find the settings.
In this Windows 10 guide , we'll walk you through the steps to change the default search engine in the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.
How to change default search engine on Microsoft Edge
How to set custom search engine on Microsoft Edge
How to change default search engine on Microsoft Edge
To change the default search engine on the new version of Microsoft Edge, use these steps:
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.
(Optional) Turn off the Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters toggle switch if you want to search from the address bar with suggestions.
Once you complete the steps, you should be able to open a new tab and search from the address bar with the new default search engine.
How to set custom search engine on Microsoft Edge
If the preferred search engine doesn't appear in the list, you'll need to add it manually with these steps:
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button from the top-right corner.
Specify a descriptive name for the option — for example, Google.
Specify any keyword to comply with the requirement — for example, Google.
Click the Add button.
After you complete the steps, as you enter a new query in the address bar, the search should happen with the engine that you have specified. Also, the new option should also appear in the "Search engine used in the address bar" drop-down menu in the "Address bar" settings page.
We're focusing this guide on Windows 10 , but these instructions may also work on the previous version of Windows as well as on other supported platforms like macOS.
Do you think that Microsoft Edge should make this option easier to find? Let us know in the comments.
More Windows 10 resources
For more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common questions about Windows 10, visit the following resources:
Windows 10 on Windows Central – All you need to know
Windows 10 help, tips, and tricks
Windows 10 forums on Windows Central
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