Switch from Bing to Google on Edge: Microsoft Picks the Most Obnoxious Way

By | November 3, 2015 | 1 Comment


Switch from Bing to Google on Edge: Microsoft Picks the Most Obnoxious WayWant to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge? Good luck with that!

When it comes to changing your default search provider from Bing to Google or vice versa, pretty much every web browser offers an easy way to do so, all but the Microsoft Edge.

As it turns out, Microsoft has made it as hard as possible to get rid of the Bing. So how exactly do you do that in Edge?

If you open Advanced Settings, and pick the “Change search engine” option, the only search engine that will be there is Bing, not only that but you won’t even be able to add any other provider.

Switch from Bing to Google on Edge: Microsoft Picks the Most Obnoxious Way

What you have to do is visit www.google.com (be it on Edge Mobile or Desktop) and THEN go to the advanced settings, which will force Microsoft’s web browser to magically discover Google and get rid of the Bing.

Yes, it’s as ridiculous and obnoxious as you can get and we are absolutely sure that the average user will never figure this one out.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Emanuele says:

    They probably use the OpenSearch protocol, developed exactly for this kind of needs. Nothing to recriminate for me, but right decision (why giving Google but not unknownsearch.com ?).

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