How to Add a Search Engine to Google Chrome

By Steven S. Warren

Chrome is an Internet browser released by Google that offers a minimalist approach to browsing the Internet. One of the key features of Google Chrome is the ability to add a search engine that is not Google. If you prefer Microsoft Bing or another search engine, you can make it the default engine within the Google Chrome browser

Step 1

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Google Chrome." Alternatively, click the "Start" orb and type "chrome" in the instant search box. Google Chrome appears in the list for you to choose.

Step 2

Click the wrench pull-down menu on the far right-hand corner of your screen and choose "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Basics" tab. There are four sections: "On Startup," "Home Page," "Default Search" and "Default Browser."

Step 4

Click the "Manage" button on the "Default Search" section. A list of default search engines is available as well as the ability to add a new default search engine.

Step 5

Click the "Add" button to add a search engine not listed, such as Dogpile.

Step 6

Type the name of the new search engine in the Textbox and the URL: In this example, we would type Dogpile as the name and as the URL.

Step 7

Highlight the new search engine and click the "Make Default" button. Dogpile will now be your default search engine in Google Chrome.