Change default browser in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and more

Although we can always access any search engine by typing its name in the address bar, the truth is that everything is simplified by simply configuring the browser to show us our default search engine so that it either automatically the one that displays the results of the searches we carry out from the address bar.

While for most users and browsers, Google is the most popular and preferred option, the truth is that we can choose any other that we like the most. By default, each browser incorporates different search engines that we can select to run by default, but if the one we need is not found, we can always add it manually.

How to change in each browser

Changing the default browser is a simple task, the process of which will depend on each browser. Next, we are going to see how we can achieve it in the most popular web browsers.

In Google Chrome

If we want to change the default search engine in the Google browser, the first thing we have to do is start it. Then we click on the three-point icon in the upper right corner to bring up a drop-down menu, where we click on Settings. In the new screen we click on the section of Searcher in the right column.

Now in the right column we find the section of Search engine used in the address bar, where appears the one that we have assigned by default, namely Google. If we click on it, a drop-down menu appears where we can choose another alternative like Ecosia, Yahoo! Spain, DuckDuckGo and Bing.

Chrome Finder used in address bar

In case our favorite search engine is not in the list, we can click on the Manage search engines and site searches. From here we will be able to configure direct access and below we find the Search engines option. Here we can modify the shortcut of the existing ones or delete them.

chrome add search engine

Just below, we find the Search section on the site. Here, if we click on To add, a window appears where we can add the search engine. It is enough to indicate the search engine, the direct access and the URL. Once added, we can set it as the default search engine in its corresponding section.

chrome add search engine

In Mozilla Firefox

If we choose to change the default search engine in the Mozilla browser, the first thing we must do is run it. Later we click on the icon with three lines that we find in the upper right part to open a drop-down menu where we select the Adjust section. On the new page that appears, click on Search found in the left column.

Then we scroll down and click on the drop-down menu in the Default browser. We will find different options such as Google, Amazon.es, Bing, DockDockGo, eBay, My Bing Search and Wikipedia. We simply have to select the one we are interested in and it will automatically be applied as the default engine.

Firefox's default search engine

In case the search engine we want is not in the list, we can also add it. To do this, we scroll down. until you find the section find more search engines, and click on it. This will bring up the Firefox Extensions page so we can add other browsers from their store.

Firefox find more browsers

If we want remove one of the search engines which is included by default, just click on it in the Search Shortcuts section and click on the Remove button. If at any time we regret it and want to undo the changes, just click on the Restore default search engine button.

Firefox removes the search engine

En Microsoft Edge

In order to change the default browser included in Microsoft Browser, the first thing we are going to do is open it. Then we click on the three-point icon located in the upper right corner. This will cause a menu to be displayed where we select the Configuration option.

Then we click on the Privacy, Research and Services of the left panel. Now we move down the right column until we locate the section of Services. Here we click on the address bar and the search section.

In the new page that appears at the bottom, we find the section of Search engine used in the address bar. Here on your right we see how Bing appears as the default search engine. If we click on it, a drop-down menu appears where we can choose others such as Yahoo! Spain, Google, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Keepa, Google Translate and Google.es. Just select the one you want and it will automatically be the new default search engine

Edge search engine used in address bar

If our preferred search engine is not in the drop-down menu, we can click on the section of manage search engines. This will bring up a new page with all available search engines along with their keywords and URLs. To add a new one, just click on the Add button that we find at the top right.

Edge add search engine

This will bring up a new floating window where we can add the name, keyword, and search URL. When done, click the button To add, so that it is included in the list of available search engines. Now we can choose it in the section Search engine used in the address bar of the previous page.

Edge Add a search engine

at the Opera

In case we want to change the default browser in Opera, the first thing we are going to do is open the browser. Later we click on the O-shaped symbol that we find in the upper left part to open a drop-down menu, where we will select its Configuration section. We can also access it directly by pressing the keyboard shortcut Alt + P. Then in the right panel we move down until we locate the section of Searcher.

Once here we find the Search engine used in the address bar and on the right side, the default appears, which is Google Search. If we click on it, a menu will appear where we can choose another such as Yahoo!, DuckDuckGo, Amazon, Bing or Wikipedia. Once selected, it will become our default search engine in Opera.

Opera Finder used in address bar

If it is the case that the search engine that we want to put is not in the list, we must click on the section of manage search engines, which will open a new screen where we can see the default search engines, along with their keyword and URL. To add a new one, click on the Add button located just below.

Opera add a search engine

This will open a new floating window where we need to add the name of the new search engine, the keyword and the URL with %s in place of the query. When finished, click To add and it should already appear in the search engines by default, so we only have to select it in the section Search engine used in the address bar of the previous page.

Opera Add a search engine

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