How to Set Google as the default search engine in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Want to Set Google as the default search engine in Safari, opera, chrome, Firefox, or IE. In the present day, most of the browsers have default search engines. If you want you can easily Set Google as the default search engine in any browser. here I am going to give you the information about how to manage or change the default search engine in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera browsers.




Why should I set Google as a default search engine?

As everyone knows Google is the best search engine that will be used to find anything in the most efficient way. Search the world’s information, including webpages, images, videos, and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Aside from any sector, any field, and any domain, everyone wants to find something that is useful for them to meet their requirements and need. So it will be the best way to set Google as the default search engine.

How to Set Google as default search engine on Windows?

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1. How to Change default search engine in Internet Explorer?

Here are the steps to change defaults search engine in IE.

1.Open internet explorer browser.




2.Click on tools option.

3.Select manage add-ons option. shows that in below figure.

google default search

4. Select search providers

5. Right click on google 




6. Click on set as default

7. Click close option.as shown in figure below.

Set Google as default search engine

If you don’t see Google in the search providers list, you need to add Google to it. Some times above procedure may not work in IE 10 and IE 11 and Microsoft Edge. You may read the below articles for other methods.

2. How to add Google as a default search engine in google chrome?

Here are the steps to change default search engine in Chrome.

1.Open Google chrome browser.




2.Go to Customize button.

3.Select Settings shows that in below screenshot.

make google default search

4.Click on manage search engines option shows that in below screenshot.

make Google default search engine
google default search

5.Right click on google, Click on set as default and Select Done option shows that in below screenshot.

3. How to make Google my default search engine on Firefox?

1.Click the search engine icon on the left side of the Search bar




2.Select change search sitting option as shown in figure below.

google default search

3.Choose google default search engine. If you don’t see Google Click on add more search engine option as shown in figure below.

make google my default search

5.Select google default engine icon.

6. Click on Add to Firefox option as shown in figure below.

google default search

7.Click Add for  google default search engine in Firefox

make google my default search engine

4. How to Change the default search engine in Opera?

1.Open Opera browser.

2.Open menu option.

3.Click on settings option.

google default search

4.Select browser option.

5.Click on manage search engines option

google default search

6.Right click on google 

7.Click on Make default

8.Click Done as shown in figure below.

google default search

How do I make Google my default search engine on Mac?

5. How to set Google as the default search engine on Safari?

Below are the steps to set Google as the default search engine in Safari browser on mac:

Step-1: Open Preferences from the Safari browser

  • First, open the Safari browser.
  • Click on the Safari tab on the top menu which is beside Apple Icon.safari_1
  • Then select preferences option from the available options.Safari_preferences_2

Step-2: Set Google as your Default Search Engine

  • From the preferences, click on Search from the top menu.safari_searchengine_3
  • You will find the ‘Search Engine’ option with drop-down values filled in it.
  • safari_seachengine_4-1
  • select the ‘Googe’ from the options available and it will set as a default search engine.

Step-3: Set your Homepage to Google

  • Click on the General tab from the top menu.
  • Choose the Homepage option from the drop-down next to ‘New windows open with’.
  • safari_homepage
  • Choose the Homepage option from the drop-down next to ‘New tabs open with’.
  • Now enter the value in the textbox as ‘www.google.com’ next to the Homepage textbox.
  • Click on the button ‘Set to current page’.

Your changes are saved and now Google is set as your Default Search Engine in the Safari browser.

6. How to set Google as the default search engine in Firefox on Mac?

Below are the steps to set Google as the default search engine in Firefox browser on mac:

Step-1: Open Preferences from the browser

  • First, open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • Click on the Firefox tab on the top menu which is beside Apple Icon.
  • Firefox_preferences_1
  • Then select the preferences option from the available options.
  • From the preferences, you will find the textbox that shows the text as ‘Find in Preferences’.
  • Firefox_preferences_2

Step-2: Set Google as your Default Search Engine

  • Search for the ‘Default Search Engine’.
  • Firefox_searchengine_2
  • You will find the first result as the Default Search Engine with the below text as “This is your default search engine in the address bar and search bar. You can switch it at any time.”
  • Click the drop-down menu and select the Google option as you are making it a default search engine. This can be changed at any time.
  • Firefox_searchengine_4

Step-3: Set your Homepage to Google

  • Search for New Windows and Tabs in the textbox that shows the text as ‘Find in Preferences’.
  • Firefox_homepage_5
  • Choose Custom Urls from the drop-down menu.
  • Now enter the value in the textbox as ‘www.google.com’.

Your changes are saved and now Google is set as your Default Search Engine in your Firefox browser.

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