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    Question Change browser search engine

    Hi!

    I'm new to Android and my GNex so this might be an oversight by me. I can't find a way to change the browser and home page search engine to a search engine of my choice. Is there a way to do that, with or without rooting?
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    On the stock browser you want to change the default search engine when searching from the address bar and you want to change the homepage?
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    I want to change the search engine used when searching from the address bar, and, well, when not searching from the address bar. Right now anything I type in the address bar is sent to the search engine and I want to control that. That includes the quick search bar on the home page.
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    On Chrome Beta at least, you can go to Settings > Search Engine and select Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    @martonikaj: You can do that on the stock browser as well, but only Google, Yahoo! or bing. I'm looking for a way to set it to anything, like ddg.gg, wikipedia, my favorite recepie site etc.
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    Those are not really search engines though. Just try going to their sites.

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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    How is ddg.gg not a search engine?
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    Quote Originally Posted by KallistiMan View Post
    @martonikaj: You can do that on the stock browser as well, but only Google, Yahoo! or bing. I'm looking for a way to set it to anything, like ddg.gg, wikipedia, my favorite recepie site etc.
    you could always just bookmark + make your favorite one your homepage. Other than that you're gonna be kinda restricted on the mobile browser right now.
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    Not possible

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    For what its worth, I use the stock browser and set my homepage to bgoog.com, google's battery saving homepage. It's their regular white homepage, but in black.
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    Default Re: Change browser search engine

    KallistiMan. Did you ever get the answer to your origanal question because id like to t doe same also.

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