Make Google my default search provider

For frequent user of Google search engine, it becomes a requirement to make it your official default browser. This is mainly to make your browsing more easier and faster. You don’t want to be changing this every time when you are about to search for a particular information, video or files. This will apply to computer users and also mobile phone users. The following is how to make Google your default search provider when using different browser for phones and also computers.

Computer browsers

1. Google Chrome

You will have to open your Google chrome, on the right corner of the browser you have to click on the menu icon. This icon will give you a variety of options, go to the setting option. On the setting option go to the search selection and click on Google in the drop down menu which will appear.

2. Internet Explorer.

There are different versions of internet explorer. This will include the likes of Internet explorer 8 and the latest version which is internet explorer 11. All of them will basically involve different methods of making Google as the default web browser. The following is how to make Google the default browser in the latest version that is the internet explorer version 11.you will have to open the browser, on the top right corner of the browser on the search box, tap the down arrow. You will then click on the add button and select Google then click add to internet explorer.to make it the official default browser tick on the box next to “make this the default search provider”

3. Firefox

For Firefox browser, go to the Firefox preference editor. This is done by typing “about.config” on the address bar. Hit enter and a warning message will appear.it will be cautioning you of editing Firefox setting. Press continue.in the text box search for “browser.search.defaultengine name” right click on the results which will appear and choose the modify option. Paste this address http://www.google.com/search?q= in the dialog box which will appear. This will replace your previous default browser. Click ok to confirm this.

For Android devices

The procedure for making Google your default search engine is different from that of computers. The following are some of the browsers and how they can be changed to make Google the default browser

1. Firefox

Open the Firefox browser, click/touch on the menu button on the right corner of your browser. Touch on the setting button, the click on advanced and set search engine. Choose Google and it will become you default search engine.

2. Google Chrome

Open the chrome browser ,on the right corner touch on the chrome menu then click on the setting icon.in the search area click on search selection and choose Google from the drop-down box.

These are some of the ways you can make your different browsers to use Google as their official and default search provider.

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