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How to Change Default Search Engine on Microsoft Edge Chromium

The Microsft Edge browser based on the Chromium source code has finally made its way over to the stable build. The best part is that you’ll still be getting all the goodies that the Chrome browser beholds. Moreover, importing bookmarks, extensions from Chrome has also become quite a streamlined process. However, there’s just one thing that you might want to change and that is the default search engine. Being a Microsft browser, it’s no guesses that Bing is its default search engine. But I still feel that it has quite a long journey to cover before it finally matches the capability of Google’s search functionality. Thankfully, you have the option to change this default search engine on the Microsoft Edge Chromium build. Let’s have a look at the steps to do so. Also, check out the steps to enable on dark mode in Microsoft Edge.

Changing Search Engine on Microsoft Edge Chromium

This guide isn’t just limited to assigning Google as the default search engine. We will be listing the steps to add any search engine of your choice to this browser. For example, the privacy-focused users may try out the Duck Duck Go. Or the nostalgic ones might still be using the Yahoo one. No matter your choice, here are the required steps to change the default search engine on Edge Chromium. On the other hand, have a look at the steps to make Cortana use Google Search and Chrome.

Steps to Follow

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on your PC.
  2. Click on the 3-horizontal dots situated at the top right and select Settings from the drop-down menu.edge chromium settings
  3. Next, click on Privacy and Services from the left menu bar.
    privacy and services settings
  4. Under that, scroll to the Services section and click on Address Bar.
    search engine services
  5. Now click on the drop-down menu next to the Search Engine in the Address bar. Select your preferred search engine from the list.
    microsoft edge address bar
  6. However, it’s not there on this list, click on Manage Search Engine. Then click on Add and do the needful.
    add search engine

That’s it. You have successfully changed the default search engine on the Microsoft Edge Chromium build. If you don’t how Chrome and Chromium are different, read our article on the topic.

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