How to Use Google Search in Microsoft Edge’s Address Bar

Microsoft Edge is the default browser bundled with Windows 10 and as with all things Microsoft, uses Bing as the default search engine. Bing is good, but in most of the cases, the results have slightly lesser relevance than what you’ll get from a Google search. It also trims down to user’s personal preferences and interested. Anyways, if you’re looking for a way to use Google as the default search engine for search queries entered in Microsoft Edge’s address bar, you’re at the right place.

Changing the Default Search Engine to Google

Microsoft Edge supports the Open Search technology and any search engine which uses the same can be used as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge. In order to use Google for address bar searches, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge and browse to www.google.com (or your local Google website).
  2. Click More Actions button (3 horizontal dots at the Top Right) and choose Settings.ms edge change search engine
  3. Scroll down and choose Advanced Settings.
  4. Scroll to locate Search in the address bar with. Click on the drop-down that says bing.com and choose <Add new>.add new search ms edge
  5. Choose Google and click on Add as Default. That’s it.google add as default edge

Any further searches (direct entry or search suggestions) that you do using Microsoft Edge will now be handled by Google. Similarly, you can use any other search engine as default as long as it supports Open Search technology.

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12 Responses to How to Use Google Search in Microsoft Edge’s Address Bar

  1. Subhadeep Dey August 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    BC thank you so much BC!

    • Narender Singh August 11, 2015 at 6:46 am #

      LOL you’re welcome :p

      • Subhadeep Dey August 11, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

        BC main tere post ki tareef thodi kar raha tha. -_-

        • Narender Singh August 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

          Sarcasm vs sarcasm -_-

          • Subhadeep Dey August 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

            SarcasmMesto

          • Subhadeep Dey August 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

            Anyway, what’s the difference between Sarcasm and sarcasm?

  2. Doesn't work anymore August 14, 2015 at 5:38 am #

    Sorry, I followed this to the letter. Doesn’t work with https://www.google.com

    • Narender Singh August 14, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      And why doesn’t it? Where did it fail?

  3. christy August 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    I can’t click on “add as default” why

  4. s ellis September 4, 2015 at 1:37 am #

    Had the same problem, didn’t come up as an option to click on. Discovered I first had to navigate to google.com in the edge browser, then repeat the “settings” process. Then google appeared as a choice to select for “add as default”.

  5. Jon January 20, 2016 at 5:04 am #

    I did this and google is now the default browser but I still cannot use the address bar for my google search. What do I need to do?

    • Narender Singh January 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      It works fine, Jon. Can you confirm that you’ve set Google as default?

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