How to change default Search Engine in new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

The Microsoft Edge Chromium browser is not just the best version of Edge we have till date, but it also offers turn of customization. You can install Chrome themes, install Chrome extensions on Edge from Chrome Web Store, offers Dark Mode theme and more. In this post, we are looking at yet another feature — how to change the default Search Engine – which is set to Bing.

Change default Search Engine in Edge browser

We will not only learn how to change the default search engine but also learn how to add a new search engine. The default list of search engines includes Bing, Yahoo, Google, and DuckDuckGo.

  • Change default search engine
  • Add a new search engine
    • Automatically
    • Manually

Change Default Search Engine in Edge

How to change default Search Engine in new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser

  • Open the Edge browser, and open a new tab
  • Type edge://settings/search in the address bar, and hit Enter.
  • Change to any other search engine by clicking on the dropdown next to the Search engine used in the address bar label.
  • Choose from Bing, Yahoo, Google, and DuckDuckGo

No more extra steps and you have changed the search engine. If the search engine is not listed, here is how to add your favorite one.

Add a new Search engine to Edge

There are two ways to do it. First is by visiting the search engine and searching for something. The second is manually adding it. We will share both ways.

1] Visit and add the Search engine

Add new search engine in Microsoft Edge Chromium

  • Open the search settings in a new tab edge://settings/searchEngines
  • Switch to another new tab, and open the search engine you want to add.
  • Search for something.
  • Switch back to search settings, and the search engine will appear in the list.
  • Click on the menu and choose to make it default.

2] Add it manually

Manually add a search engine

If your Search engine is not detected automatically, you can add it manually.

  • In the Manage search engine section
  • Click on the Add button
  • Here you need to add a name, keyword, and URL with %s in place of query
  • Once done, click add, and set it as default.

Here is an example.

On Wikipedia, the search result looks like-

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=whateveryouwanttosearch

The italics part is the search page, while the underlined part is the query.  In the URL box above, you need to add

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=%s.

When its the default Search engine, whatever you want to type, will be searched on Wikipedia.

I clearly remember that’s how I used to add a search engine in Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. Good to see it back here. 

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

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