Microsoft’s new Edge browser in Windows 10 is shaping up to be a significantly better performer than Internet Explorer, the much reviled browser that gave rise to Chrome and Firefox becoming to go-to options for many.
In this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to set Google as the default search engine in Windows 10, although you can choose any compatible alternative.
One of my bugbears with Edge during the development phase — or Spartan as it was until recently — was the inability to change the default search engine from Microsoft Bing.
But now that Windows 10 is now available, it’s possible to modify the default search engine in Edge to one of your choosing, although your chosen search engine must support the OpenSearch standard.
Log in to Windows 10 and open Edge using the icon on the desktop taskbar, and follow the instructions:
Now type a term you’d like to search for in the address bar, press ENTER and the new default search engine will return the results.