Google Chrome uses Google Search by default. If you wish to change or customize the address bar search engine in Google Chrome, you can do so with these steps.
Windows, Linux, & OS X Version
- Select the “Menu” button located in the upper-right corner, then choose “Settings“. Alternately, you can type “chrome://settings/searchEngines” in the address bar, press “Enter“, then skip to step 3.
- Select the “Manage search engines…” button.
- You will be presented with a list of search engines that you have visited before. You can mouse-over the search engine you wish to use, then select “Make default“.
If the search engine you wish to use does not appear in the list, you can add it manually. Type the name of the site in the “Add a new search engine” field, the domain in the “Keyword” field, and the search string that the site uses. Place %s in the part of the URL where the search term is supposed to appear. Failure to do this will prevent the “Make default” button from appearing as an option.
Here are some examples of search strings that you would use:
- DuckDuckGo – https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s
- Dogpile – http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/web/%s
- Ask – http://www.ask.com/web?q=s%