By default, Windows 10 performs an online search for everything you type in the search box of the taskbar. But the default search engine is Bing and the end user cannot change it easily. Mozilla added a nifty option to its Firefox browser which can override the Bing search engine in the taskbar and set any desired search engine for the taskbar. In this article, we will see how to set Google as the default search in the Windows 10 taskbar with the help of Firefox.
In Firefox Nightly, Mozilla developers added a special feature which allows it to handle search queries from the Windows 10 taskbar. This is very useful, as it is possible to use any search engine instead of Bing.
Using the option provided by Firefox, you can set Google as the default search in the Windows 10 taskbar.
First, you need to get Firefox Nightly from its official site. Alternatively, see how to run different Firefox versions simultaneously.
Now, do the following:
- Open Firefox Nightly. Open Preferences.
- In its Preferences, select Search on the left.
- Select the desired search engine which you want to use in the Windows 10 taskbar instead of Bing.
- Tick the checkbox Use this search engine for searches from Windows.
You are done. This unique option of the Firefox browser make it very attractive for Windows 10 users. If you do not like how Windows 10 performs an online search from the taskbar, you can disable it. See how to disable web search in the Windows 10 taskbar.
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