How to add Custom Search Engine to Chrome browser

Most browsers let you select the search engine of your choice. Some may prefer to use Google and yet others Bing as their default search engines. Google Chrome goes a step further. The browser lets you easily add any custom search engine to it and make it as your default.

Add Custom Search Engine to Chrome

But before that you have to do the following. Let us say you want to add The Windows Club search engine to Chrome. Then visit the sites search page URL, in this case –  www.thewindowsclub.com/the-windows-club-search-results and search for anything – say Windows 8. Once the results are displayed, you may close the tab.

Now do the following. Click on the Chrome Menu button. Under Settings, look for the Search section and click on Manage search engines.

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You will see a list of search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo and maybe even YouTube. Under Other search engines, you will also see The Windows Club search engine.

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Click on Make default > Done > Restart Chrome browser.

Now if you search via your Chrome address bar or Omnibar, you will see results from our TWC sites only.

In this way, you can add any custom search engine of your choice to Chrome, by following this method or by adding its URL with “%s” in the space provided.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com and a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.