How to Set Google as Default Search in IE 10 for Windows…

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How to Set Google as Default Search in IE 10 for Windows 8April 6, 201511 Comments2 Min Read Narender Singhsingh_nsk11 Comments Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest WhatsAppWindows 8 brought a deeper integration of Microsoft’s own Bing search engine with a lot of programs including Internet Explorer and the Start Menu using Bing by default. But while Bing is improving, it is still not able to compete against Google directly. Here’s how you can use Google as the search provider on IE 10 on Windows 8/8.1 so that all search requests are handled by Google and not Bing. (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Changing the Default Search ProviderWhilst there is no direct option to change the default search engine in the Modern (touch friendly) version of IE10, there does exist one in its desktop version. Making the change in desktop version will automatically change the same for the Modern version as well. Switch to the desktop mode by clicking/tapping the Desktop tile in the Start Screen. Launch Internet Explorer by clicking the Internet Explorer icon present on the Taskbar (or desktop itself) in the desktop mode. Click/tap on the gear icon present towards the top-right portion of IE window and choose Manage Addons. Select Search Providers in the left pane and then on the Find more search providers link present at the bottom. On the webpage that opens, choose Google Search (or some other provider of your choice).Finally select Add to Internet Explorer option. Then check the Make this my Default Search Provider option and select Add. That’s it. Chose Internet Explorer and Google will act as the default search provider the next time you’ll open it. Same will reflect in the Modern version of Internet Explorer after you fully close (by pulling it down from the top of the screen) and reopen it. If it still continues to resume from the last session, kill it manually using Task manager and then reopen or simply restart your PC. (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Share Tweet +1 TagsBing Google Internet Explorer Windows 8 Windows 8.1You may also like Check if Your Windows 10 PC is Updated to the Creators Update or NotMay 30, 2017 Fix – Windows 10 Data Usage Not Counting (Stuck at 0 MB)April 7, 2017 Find Out Total Data Consumed by Various Apps in Windows 10March 23, 201711 CommentsClick here to post a comment Cancel replyCommentName * Email * Email me when somebody replies to my comment. win8.1 with bing user says: August 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm Thx for Kristain of course. Reply Kristian says: June 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm In IE 11, you can try this link and then add the search provider and make it the default. http://www. iegallery. com/en-us/Addons/Details/813Reply Narender Singh says: June 29, 2015 at 10:17 am Thanks for the direct link buddy. Appreciated. Will add to the post ??Reply win8.1 with bing user says: August 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm Great > thx very much – very helpfull ?? Regards. Jacek (Poland)Reply Kristian says: June 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm Wont work. What happens is when I click “Find more search providers” Google Search isn’t listed. Only, bing, Google translate, google maps and a few others. Reply Narender Singh says: June 16, 2015 at 11:00 pm Just checked and noticed the same. Seems like MS removed the Google option. I will dig deeper and update the post if I find something. Reply Tim says: June 18, 2015 at 7:51 am And hence why I’m bypassing internet explorer except for grad school classes. Reply j. c. says: May 6, 2015 at 1:51 am the same problem hereReply Narender Singh says: May 6, 2015 at 9:16 am Can you tell me what exactly happens? Reply JB says: April 29, 2015 at 11:35 pm This is not currently working on my version of IE. Google seems to be blocked somehow. Reply Narender Singh says: April 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm Strange. What version of Windows are you running? ReplyConnect with UsYou can follow us on these social media networks and stay updated. facebooktwittergoogle-plusrssRecent Posts How to Disable News Feed & Notifications in Opera Apps for Android Pin Chats in WhatsApp to Keep Them at the Top of the List Check if Your Windows 10 PC is Updated to the Creators Update or Not The Difference Between Windows 10 S and Windows 10: Which is Better? 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