Changing the Default Search Engine in Google Chrome and Chromium

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Nov 04, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

I have to admit, I kind of like the new Blekko search engine. Maybe when the novelty wears off, I'll go back to Google, but for now, I keep Blekko as my default search engine in Chromium. If you are using Google Chrome or Chromium as your browser of choice, you can, too, replace the default Google search engine with Blekko -- or any other search service for that matter. To do this, click on the Wrench icon, choose Options, and switch to the Basics section. Press the Manage button next to the Default Search drop-down list, hit Add, and fill out the fields as shown on the screenshot below:

Press Add to save the new engine and close the window. Now select the added engine and hit the Make Default button. That's all there is to it. In a similar manner, you can add other search engines. The only thing you need is a search URL used by the specific engine.

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