Forcing Google Chrome to use google.com
Here’s the scenario. You don’t live in the good old U.S.A., but you do want Google Chrome to use: google.com for your searches.
- Open Google Chrome
- Click the wrench icon (top right hand corner)
- Click Options
- Click Basics (left hand column)
- Click Manage Search Engines
- In Other search engines add the following (there are 3 fields)
Field 1 – Add a new search engine: Google USA
Field 2 – Keyword: google.com
Field 3 – URL with %s in place of query:
***Note – Make sure this is pasted without any spaces or line breaks
- Click Enter to save the URL
- With the mouse, hover over the new entry that you’ve just created and click on the Make default button
Tags: Google Chrome, how-to
Your solution doesn’t work with my chrome (Version 27.0.1453.110 m). When I add a search engine, it doesn’t allow it to be set as default – that is when hovering the mouse over the new entry, it doesn’t give me the option “make dafault” like it does with the other search engines that came with Chrome.
You have just saved my sanity. I thank you soooo much (does bowing and curtseying). I had, due to being taken over by Bing last night, deleted all search engines to the point where I had made (you will laugh) Pinterest my search engine by accident and it wouldn’t let me delete it! Now, sanity is restored I can stop scrunching up my toes and growling at my laptop! Thank you again.
I was trying to fix this myself BUT the URL for Chrome should be as follows (copied from the default google.com, I am in UK so wanted to search google.co.uk
Thank you… This worked a treat for the UK version.