Like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge also allows us to change our search engine preferences. Bing Search is the default after you installed Windows 10, but perhaps you’d rather use something else.
Open the new Microsoft Edge and once open, go to your preferred search engine website. You can open Google.com, Ask.com, DuckDuckGo.com, which by the way does not track your searches, or any other search engine you prefer. Next, in the upper-right corner, click the three dots (More actions) and at the bottom of the menu, click “settings.”
When the menu slides out from the right, scroll down and click “View advanced settings.” Scroll down through the menu until you see: “Search in the address bar with” and click the “Change search engine” button below.
Click your desired search engine from the list and then click the “Set as default” button below. If you see any search engines listed that you want to remove, click them and then you can click the “Remove” button. Afterwards, click anywhere outside the menu box to make it close.
Now, when you type in your search question in the address bar, it will open a page showing your results in the search engine you have just selected as the default. You can change this again if you find you prefer another one later.
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