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Fix to force Google Chrome to use google.com as default search (via: I cannot get Chrome to use www.google.com as the default search engine rather than www.google.com.hk. – Google Chrome Help)

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/06/22

Every couple of Google Chrome versions it starts using the local Google search domain (the one that Google things that geographically matches you, probably in a language you do not understand).

I have the “Use Google.com in English” cookies set, the right Chrome language settings, the right Google language settings, etc.

This is not the “right” solution, but it works, thanks Dwight Stegall:

  1. Right click the address bar and click on Edit search engines. When the box opens click the Google option in the list. Then click the X to the right to delete it.
  2. At the bottom look for a box with “Add new search engine”. Type in Google and in the next box type in a keyword. I use “g” for Google.
  3. Where it asks for URL paste this in.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%s

You can use a similar solution for instance to force Google.co.uk as your default search domain.

–jeroen

via I cannot get Chrome to use www.google.com as the default search engine rather than www.google.com.hk. – Google Chrome Help.

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