As you must be aware, Microsoft Edge browser uses Bing as its default Search engine. However, you can Change Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to Google, DuckDuckGo or any other search Engine of your choice.
Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge
Although, Windows 10 ships with Microsoft Edge as its default browser, there are a number of users looking to use Internet Explorer and more users looking for ways to use Google as search Engine in Windows 10.
Luckily, Microsoft Edge supports OpenSearch Technology, which means that it provides its users with the option to switch to any Search Engine that uses OpenSearch Technology.
In this example, let us try to Change Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to Google. As you must have already guessed, the same steps are applicable in case you want to Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to DuckDuckGo or any other search Engine of your choice.
Change Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to Google
Follow the steps below to Change Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to Google.
1. Open Microsoft Edge browser on your computer
2. Next, type www.google.com in the search bar of Microsoft Edge browser and press the Enter Key (See image below)
3. Once you land on Google’s homepage, click on the three dots Menu Icon located in the upper right corner of your screen and then click on Settings option in the drop-down menu that appears (See image below)
4. On the Settings panel, scroll down and click on View advanced settings button.
5. On the Advanced settings panel, scroll down to “Search in the address bar with” section and then click on Change Search Engine button (See image below).
6. On the next panel, select Google Search by clicking on it and then click on Set as Default to make Google as the default search engine in Microsoft Edge browser.
7. Restart Microsoft Edge browser and try to search for something.
You will be able to clearly see from the search results that Microsoft Edge is now using Google to perform searches for your queries, instead of using its default Bing search engine.
Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to DuckDuckGo
As mentioned above, you can use the same steps to Change Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge to DuckDuckGo or any other Search Engine of your choice, as long as it supports OpenSearch Technology.
The key step in changing the default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge is to visit the homepage of DuckDuckGo or any other Search Engine that you want to set as the default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge.
Once you visit the Homepage of the Search Engine, Microsoft Edge will recognize the search Engine and allow you to switch to this Search Engine, in case the Search Engine of your choice also supports OpenSearch Technology.
Change Applies only to Edge Browser
You need to be aware that the change in Default Search Engine from Bing to Google applies only to Edge Browser and not to searches performed using Cortana or using the Windows Search Box near the Start button.
In case you are interested in making Windows 10 use Google for searches performed using the Search Box, you can refer to this article: How to Change Default Search Engine in Windows 10.