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.
- Type about:config in address bar
- Search for keyword.url from the filter box
- 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
- Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
- Select Search Providers in ‘Addon Types‘ pane
- 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
- Go to Tools > Settings
- Click on ‘Manage …’ under search section
- 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
- Click Ctrl + F12 which opens the ‘Preferences‘ window
- Goto Search tab > Select Google > Click Edit which opens Search Engine window
- 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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