Make Google As Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer 11

by Venkat eswarlu on October 23, 2013

in Internet Explorer,tips and tricks

Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 comes with only one search engine that too as default, that is Bing. You can add any other search provider like Google or Yahoo from Internet Explorer galley site and make as default, let us see how to add Google as default Search provider in IE11.

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Setting Google as default Search Engine in IE11

1. Open Internet Explorer 11 and visit Google Search add-on page in Internet Explorer gallery

2. Click on “Add to Internet Explorer”,

3. Add Search Provider dialog appears and asks your confirmation for adding, select “Make this my default provider “and click on “Add”button.

add search provider dialog thumb Make Google As Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer 11

4. That’s it, Google has been set as default Search Engine for IE11. You can see Google listed as default Search Provider in “Manage Add-ons “dialog under “Search Providers”.

search providers thumb Make Google As Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer 11


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Milo October 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

No thanks. I’m good with Bing. Google is for boring person.


James February 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

I live in Australia and when I go to add search providers ie galley only give me the option of bing, ebay or greys online as search providers. by selecting all comes up as an accelerator and will not add to ie as an search provider.
older versions of ie allowed you to make your own search provider, is there any way this can be done for ie 11 or is this just another backward step by MS to get us to use their crappy bing

PS Milo if Google is boring try BING in Aust, 50 % of the time it is just wrong, might be OK if you live in the States and only search for US content, but outside the US it is crap.


Steven July 26, 2014 at 12:35 am

Well, that worked for IE in desktop, but it doesn’t work for IE from the “Start” menu. I’m already beginning to hate Windows 8.1.


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