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How to Set Search Engine as Default in Microsoft Edge from James Thomas's blog

Microsoft, with Windows 10, introduced a brand new web browser which works faster and smoother than the older version. The company replaced its signature web browser Internet Explorer with an entirely new Microsoft Edge. This internet software is released with new features that everyone can utilize efficiently. The Edge browser, undoubtedly, works much better with its enhanced performance and features. Since there are some users, who want to set a default search engine in the Edge web browser.

The web browser has Bing as its own default search engine which is developed by Microsoft only. But, the company is allowing its users to change the search engine and set it as a default one. The steps probably are most comfortable to set a default engine in Edge. So let’s see the approach to set a default search engine in Microsoft Edge web browser.

Here’s how to set the default search engine in Microsoft edge

  1. Launch the Edge browser and go to the address bar.
  2. Type the search engine you want to set on default. Suppose it is Google search engine.
  3. Now, press the enter button.
  4. Go to the top right corner of the display.
  5. Click the three dot icon and open the menu.
  6. Go to the bottom of the menu and click Settings.
  7. Scroll down, and the View advanced settings option.
  8. Find and click on the Search in the address bar with an option.
  9. Now, select Add New. You may require clicking the Change search engine option.
  10. Now, click the search engine, suppose Google and select the Add as a default option.

These are the simple steps to set a default search engine in Microsoft Edge web browser. By following the steps mentioned above, you can select any search engine you want and set it as default one. There are some users, who are concerned towards privacy and requires to use the privacy-friendly search engine. There are various private search engines which can be set as default search engine by following the same steps as above.

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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