How to change default search engine of Firefox , Bing and Chrome? Default search engine of Firefox and Chrome are Google and Bing is the default search provider of Internet explorer. All these modern browsers allow you to manage the search engines. You can add or remove the available search engines. You can also change the default search engine of each of these browsers.
All these browsers can be customized using the available plugins and extension to make them feature rich and user friendly. We have discussed about how to block a website in Firefox and Internet Explorer in one of our previous discussion.
When you install certain programs it might change the default search provider of your browser. You can also set the options to prevent programs from changing Default Browser Search Provider. Read the articles below.
- How to Prevent Programs from Changing Default Browser Search Provider?
- How to Create/Add Custom Search Engine in Google Chrome
In this article let us check how to customize search engines of Firefox, IE and Google Chrome. It is pretty easy and straightforward.
Customize and Change Firefox search engine
Please follow the below steps to customize and change default search engine of Firefox. Here you can also add new search providers and remove already existing Firefox search engines.
- Click the default search engine Icon in the search box.
- Click Manage Search Engines.
Here you can manage your search engine. The top most search engine will be your default search engine. You can add or remove other search engines using the links provided.
Customize and Change IE search engine
Changing the default search provider of Internet explorer is also a three step process. You can change default search engine or add or remove new services using these options.
- Go to Tools and click “manage Add-ons”
- Click Search Providers from left side.
Customize and Change Chrome default search engine
Follow the below steps to change the default search engine of Google Chrome. You can also add new search providers or remove existing search engines.
- Click the wrench icon.
- Select “Manage Search Engines” from right side.
Here you can add/remove or change the default search engine. You can add new search engines using the form and remove using the mouse over context buttons.
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