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Make Google As Your Default Search Engine in 3 Easy Steps

February 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments


When you install any toolbars, or  any search engine add-ons, they change your default  search engine in your browser. You can change it to Google search engine easily. Follow the easy and quick steps to change your search engine back to Google in your browser.

3 Easy Steps to Make Google as Default Search Engine:

Here the steps have been given to change the search engine in Firefox 10 and above, Internet Explorer 9, chrome, and Opera. First I start with Firefox.


Make Google Your Search Engine in Firefox

This change is particularly for keyword search in Address- bar, (Tip: In search box you can simply select Google which automatically sets your selection as default search). Follow the simple steps to set default search engine in Firefox.

  1. Type about:config in address bar
  2. Search for keyword.url from the filter box
  3. Double click on this entry, and type https://www.google.com/search?q= , click Okay

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Make Google Your Search Engine in Internet Explorer

Follow the simple steps to set default search engine in IE

  1. Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
  2. Select Search Providers in ‘Addon Types‘  pane
  3. Select Google on right pane, right-click and click ‘Set as default’

Tip: Do you have Google Search Provider in Internet Explorer 10?

If  not, Learn how to  add Google as the search provider in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, See  How to Add Google Search Provider for Internet Explorer


Make Google Your Search Engine in Chrome

Follow the simple steps to set default search engine in Chrome

  1. Go to Tools > Settings
  2. Click on ‘Manage search engines…’ under search section
  3. Mouse over Google Icon in the window , check and click on ‘Make default’ marker


Make Google Your Search Engine in Opera

Follow the simple steps to set default search engine in Opera

  1. Click Ctrl + F12 which opens the ‘Preferences‘ window
  2. Goto Search tab > Select Google > Click Edit which opens Search Engine window
  3. Click on ‘Details’, and check on use as default Search Engine

The same steps can be followed to make any of your favorite search engine as default search engine. Instead of Google you can just select your favorite search engine and follow the same steps to make it the default search engine on your browser.

Please note that this article has been written based on the latest version of the internet browsers as of 2013.

There may be minor changes in future updates but readers can follow the similar steps to make Google your default search engine in any of the browsers.

Your can share your experiences or any other search engine related issues in the comments section below so that others can be benefited or may provide you further assistance.

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  1. February 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    HI Krishna,

    Great information shared!

    I wasn’t aware of how to set the google as default search engine for Internet explorer, even though I have made google as home page.

    Thanks for this share.

  2. February 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Yes, Most people do the same. If we set Google as default search, then it is not really necessary to set it as home page; you just type the key-word you are searching for in the address bar, and you get it quickly, thanks for the comments

  3. February 25, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Hi Krishna,
    Thanks for sharing the information, i actually know all of the above but i never worked much on opera so it was new to me.

    Thank You
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest

    • February 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

      really basic tricks everyone should know. thanks for sharing

      • February 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

        Yes, these really simple trick helps a lot , thanks sharing your views

    • February 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Most people use opera as well, it was as popular as IE when there was no Firefox and Chrome

  4. April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and web and this is actually frustrating. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can not find it.

    • April 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

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