Microsoft Edge now offers the default search engine modifications
Like the original Edge browser, the new Chromium-based Edge also uses Microsoft Bing search as the default search engine for the browser’s “Address Bar” and “New Tab”.
The new version of Edge based on Chromium also supports the function of replacing the default search engine of the browser’s “Address Bar” (currently supports the replacement of Bing to other search engines such as Google, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Yahoo !, Baidu, etc.), but so far, officially The new version of Edge still does not support the search engine that replaces the search box in the “New Tab”. It can only use Microsoft’s own Bing search, which undoubtedly makes users who are used to Google feel extremely uncomfortable.
Today, Microsoft released the latest Microsoft Edge Canary 82.0.453.0, this version brings the function of replacing the search engine of “new tab”.
Here are the detailed steps to change the search engine in the “new tab”:
1. Launch Edge, click on ellipsis menu icon > Settings > Privacy and Services > Address bar
2. For “Search on new tabs uses search box or address bar”, click on the Search box (Bing) and select Address bar, done.
Later, when you enter text in the search box in the “New Tab”, you will find that the input focus is automatically moved to the “Address Bar” of the browser just like Chrome.