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How to force the new Microsoft Edge to use Google for searching

Microsoft’s newest windows update comes with the newest chromium-based Edge browser and intrusively has forced it upon users once they have updated. I am usually a Google Chome user but I have decided to give this browser a try partly because I am too lazy to change it and also, I thought it may be an improvement and could be worth my time. Immediately I found that the new Edge browser uses Bing as its default search engine so the first thing to change is the Edge search engine.

In this article we’ll be switching to Google as the preferred Edge search engine used by the address bar.

How to change Edge’s default search engine

To use Google or another search engine as your default in Microsoft’s new browser, click the menu and select “Settings.”

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Click the “Privacy and services” option under Settings in the left sidebar.

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Scroll all the way to the bottom of the right pane and look for the Services section. Click the “Address Bar” option under it.

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Click the “Search engine used in the address bar” option and select “Google” or whatever search engine you prefer.

It’s that simple. Next time you type something into your address bar, your search results will be displayed by Google rather than Bing.

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