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Use always as default search engine in Chrome for direct search

Use always as default search engine in Chrome for direct search


Nothing is more disturbing than to be redirected to you local Google domain (.ch, .fr, .de or any other) when you want to do a search using English keywords. Did you notice by the way that the index returned is different? you do not get the same number of results or any accurate results at all if you use the same query on your local Google domains…

Here is a small tip to force Google Chrome to redirect all your direct search (when you type in the location bar and click enter) always to or any other local domains of Google instead of the one that is revealed by your IP country.

Under Google Options or you can click on this link chrome://settings/browser


Click on Button manage Search Engine

Add a new engine, I did name it “always” in my example and use this URL{google:rlz}{google:acceptedsuggestion}{google:originalqueryforsuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputencoding}&q=%s


You can then click on this new search and make it as default

Additionally you can also set your homepage to to always have the global domains and avoid being redirected to

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.