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I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake.

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I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. nquinteira 3/15/10 5:16 PM
Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem): I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. I can see Google on the search engine list but the Default button is shown in grey color and I cannot select it.
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Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. dwight.stegall 3/15/10 5:20 PM
This why they made those help pages.

Right-click the address bar and click on Edit search engines. Select Google then click the Make Default button
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. nquinteira 3/16/10 3:03 PM
Hello Dwight,

I know this is why they have made those help pages. And my quest started there. The problem is, as I mentioned before, the "make default" button is greyed out and I cannot select it. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the application, without any change.
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. caver_tim 3/17/10 3:32 AM
if you look under the tools menu then Options and basic stuff tab
there is a section that says "default search". you should be able to select there or click the "manage" button for more options
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. nquinteira 4/6/10 4:37 PM
Hello guys,

I still can't make the button "Make default" solid black. I have grabbed an image of my screen so my explanation gets clear, but I don't know how to post it here...

I really like Chrome a lot, but I am not use it on a daily basis if I can not make Google my default search engine!

Thanks for the support!
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. caver_tim 4/7/10 4:17 AM
what happens when you use the Options dialog box rather than right clicking?
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. nquinteira 4/7/10 4:33 AM
Hello CT,

After revolving the forum for an answer, I found a post with the solution for this issue. I had to fill the URL field with extra information rather than simply Google's web address.

Now I can say I am totally addicted to Chrome and dumped Safari & Company!

Thanks for your support!
Nuno
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. caver_tim 4/7/10 5:40 AM
cool

Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. Swade 8/26/10 1:01 AM
I had this problem in the past, fixed it, now I don't remember what I did to make Google the default again. My problem was that I went out of the country, and that country's google becomes the default search engine automatically. Well, naturally I want google.us to be the default. So I've left the country again and having the same problem....What exactly did you need to enter into the URL field to allow it to make google the default?

Thanks,
Swade
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. dswhite 9/1/10 7:14 PM
NONE OF THIS HELPS!! When you right click, it brings up the other search engines..However google is grayed out. You can not select it. Someone help!!!!
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. alvinangbs 10/21/10 9:53 PM
I found a solution :)
Click on options, manage, then scroll down to Google.  Insert the following in your URL:
http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS372&q=%s

That enables you to click "make default".  Good luck!
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. vivekvr 11/12/10 6:56 AM
Thanks alvinagbs. I cannot believe this issue isn't more widely known. But your fix worked perfectly.
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. aloy333 11/23/10 2:17 AM
yeah you have to have the search address pointing to the right URL.

E.g if you enter the URL as www.google.com, then as you search (for say the word "search") Chrome will be taking you to "www.google.comsearch", which obviously does not exist. instead, for what ever country you are in go to your google page, search for SEARCH, copy the URL and then replace only the text which says SEARCH with "%s" (without the quote marks). hit ok and then you should be able to select as default.

this applies for all search engines
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. aloy333 11/23/10 2:19 AM
P.S this is referring to the "Edit Search Engines" option when you right click on the address bar. Click Add and then enter as above
Re: I am trying to make Google my default search engine on Google Chrome after making Bing the default one by mistake. wdurham 11/23/10 8:26 AM
The simple answer to this is the most obvious. 

Click the Wrench.

Click Options.

Click Basics.

Pull down the default search engine menu and choose Google.