How to change Yahoo to Google (set Google as default search engine)

By | April 20, 2020

change bing to google logoAll browsers add their own default search provider and homepage to their browser.

Internet Explorer and Microsoft can both use Yahoo.com as the default search engine, Chrome has Google.com and Firefox has changed from Yahoo.com to Google.com as the default search engine.

Most computer users prefer Google as their default homepage and search engine instead of Yahoo. Google is still number one of choice for lots of people.

We have noticed that software installations might change the search provider and homepage of your web browser to yahoo.com, most likely without a decent notice to its users.

As you can see in the image below, during the installation of free software you can download from the internet, the installation software offers to install yahoo.com as a default search provider and homepage.

When the user agrees the search engine and homepage are changed to yahoo.com.

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If you want to change your default search engine and homepage from Yahoo (or another) to Google, I have created a very simple guide for you to change the search provider and homepage to Google for most common web browsers.

How to Change Yahoo to Google (set Google as the default search engine and homepage)

Add Google Search engine to Internet Explorer

  • Open the internet explorer browser.
  • Navigate to https://www.google.com/homepage/search/sp-ie10.html
  • Click the button “Make Google my default search engine“.

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  • Select the checkbox “Make this my default provider”.
  • Click Add to confirm.
  • Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

Change Yahoo to Google for Internet Explorer

  • Open the internet explorer browser.
  • In the top right corner, click the “wrench” icon this opens the internet explorer menu.
  • Click Internet Options from the list.
  • In tab: General, replace the default homepage with Google.com
  • by Startup select “Start with home page“.

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  • Restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.

Change Yahoo to Google Search engine in Firefox

  • Open the Firefox browser.
  • In the top right corner, click the 3 lines “menu” button.
  • Click Options from the list.
  • In tab: Search,  find “Default Search engine” and select “Google“.

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  • Goto tab: Home, change “Homepage and new windows” to Firefox Home (Default) or Custom Urls and enter a new URL.
  • Do the same for “New tabs“.

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  • Save and restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

Change Yahoo to Google search engine in Google Chrome

  • Open the google chrome browser.
  • Navigate to: chrome://settings/?search=search+engine (copy, paste the bold text in the Chrome navigation bar).
  • by Search engine used in the address bar select Google from the list.

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  • Open “Manage search engines” settings
  • In the “Default search engines” configuration, click the three dots next to Google and choose “Make default“.

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  • If you want to delete Yahoo, click the three dots next to Yahoo and choose “Remove from list“.

Change Yahoo to Google homepage in Google Chrome

In case the default search engine of Chrome has changed to another, instead of the default search engine Google. You can use these instructions to restore Chrome’s default search engine to Google.com.

  • Open the Google Chrome browser.
  • Navigate to: chrome://settings/?search=appearance (copy, paste the bold text in the Chrome navigation bar).
  • Enable the “Show Home button” option.

change homepage to google in google chrome

  • Enter a custom website, i.e. https://www.google.com.
    This will load Google.com every time the home button is clicked from the Chrome browser.
  • Navigate to: chrome://settings/?search=startup (copy, paste the bold text in the Chrome navigation bar).

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  • Select “Open a specific page or set of pages” click the “Add a new page” button, enter: https://www.google.com/.
    This will set Google as the default homepage in Google Chrome.
  • Restart Google Chrome from the changes to take effect.

Change Yahoo to Google in Chromium (Microsoft Edge)

The following article helps you to manage and change search engine in Chromium (Microsoft Edge).

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