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How to change the default search provider in Google Chrome?

By on October 10th, 2009 
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chrome search barWhen you install Google Chrome on a Windows system that has Internet Explorer 8, you will see that all the search results you get in Chrome are via the Bing search engine. This is because Chrome exported the settings from IE8 and as a result you get Bing as your default search provider. In this article we will tell you how to change the default search provider in Google Chrome.

1. Start Google Chrome. Go to Customize > Options

Open the Options window in Chrome

Open the Options window in Chrome


2. From the windows that opens now, select the Basics tab. In this tab you will see an option for selecting the Default Search Provider. Select your search provider from the dropdown menu and click on close.

Choose the search engine you like from the dropdown menu

Choose the search engine you like from the dropdown menu

3. You are done. If you chose Google as your new search engine then you will see an search results in Google from now onwards. You can also change the default search engineĀ  in one more way.

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How to change the default search provider in Google Chrome? was originally published on Digitizor.com on October 10, 2009 - 1:21 pm (Indian Standard Time)