How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Not a fan of Microsoft Bing? That's ok, it's easy to change the default search engine to any site that supports the OpenSearch standard such as Google, Yahoo or even DuckDuckGo. This tweak will only change the search engine setting for Microsoft Edge.  It is not currently possible to change the search engine used by Cortana as it is deeply integrated with Bing.

Let's get started by opening Edge and clicking on the three dots on the end of the menu bar to bring up the menu.

change default search engine in microsoft edge

Then, select Settings. 

On the Settings menu scroll down until you see the button for Advanced Settings and click it.

change default search engine in microsoft edge

Next, on the Advanced Settings screen, scroll down until you see "Search in the address bar with" and select <Add new> in the drop down list.

change default search engine in microsoft edge

Finally, you will see a list of OpenSearch compatible search engines that you have visited.  Click the search engine you want to use, and then hit the Add as default button and you are all set.

change default search engine in microsoft edge

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