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Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome?

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Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? Malik...Cool...Guy 1/21/10 4:09 AM
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Okay so I finally learned that Google Chrome, the fastest and funnest browser I have used on Windows was available on Linux. I immediately called my geek buddies and filled them in and then began my adventures in linux!

I have to tell you I am in Kuwait, and Google is always a pain in the rear in this part of the world because it never allows you to say hey "I speak English..stop giving me search results in Arabic" since Google always ports you to your local version.

I followed the tutorial on changing the search engine, and ran into a huge problem. Once you remove Google from your default choices you can never put it back in there. There is no method of resetting your default search engine, so anyone care to assist a lost person? I can't use the amazing function of Google Chrome, the built in Google search bar in the URL, because I removed it to try and change it from Google.com/kw to Google.com or Google.com/kw English.

For others to best assist you in troubleshooting scenarios, please also provide the following:
Google Chrome version (type in about:version into the address bar):4.0.249.43 (Official Build 34537)
WebKit        532.5
V8        1.3.18.16
User Agent        Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/4.0.249.43 Safari/532.5
Operating System:Ubuntu Net Book Remix

Thank you!
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? timmmy_42 1/21/10 4:19 AM
Right click in the omni box and select edit search engines, if it is in the list simply select it and press make default
if its not in the list click add
Name- google.com
Keyword- it can be anything but it is simple to put it as google.com

That is for the normal google.com if you want to change it to another version i.e kw simply ammend .kw to the .com
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? Malik...Cool...Guy 1/21/10 8:30 AM
Thank you so much
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? rinthailand 4/18/11 4:13 AM
I have the same problem in Thailand.  In Windows you can easily edit the url of the default search engine in Preferences, but in Ubuntu you can only choose between Google (which will always open google.co.th), Yahoo and Bing with no ability to edit the url.  I can add search engines (google.com) but cannot make it the default.  This makes it impossible to enter a search into the omnibar and get results directly in English.  Very frustrating.
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Chromium        10.0.648.133 (Developer Build 77742) Ubuntu 10.10
WebKit        534.16 (trunk@76408)
V8        3.0.12.30
User Agent        Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/10.10 Chromium/10.0.648.133 Chrome/10.0.648.133 Safari/534.16
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? timmmy_42 4/18/11 4:20 AM
I just tried it in Ubuntu then and can easily add a new search engine and make it default, your using a slightly older version perhaps upgrading chrome will fix your issue.
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? raja28chowdhury 6/22/11 10:32 AM
Keyword...works as "google"
not "google.com"
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? 4evermayr 8/6/11 5:01 AM
it won't even let me click on omni box!! aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Re: Why can't I reset the default search engine in chrome? iman--85 10/9/11 7:11 PM
maaaaan thank u a lllllot
i was looooost indeed
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