Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly one of the most used browsers on the market, but it is not because it is the favorite, but because It is installed as standard in each and every computer equipment distributed throughout the world (except for Apple that comes with macOS). Edge has undoubtedly been famous for being one of the most unstable browsers and most prone to Trojans, in its version called Explorer.
However a few years ago Edge changed its redemption motor to chromium (the same one that Google's Chrome uses), in this way it uses an open source engine and much more travel. In this way this browser is now much more attractive to us users. In this article we will explain in detail how to change the Edge Chromium search engine. For all those users who want to try other alternatives to the traditional Google.
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Change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft recommends using Bing as a search engine, as it offers an improved search experience, including direct links to Windows 10 apps, relevant suggestions from the organization if a tension has started with a professional account and instant answers to questions about Windows 10. But surely many of these recommendations do not convince you and you prefer to use another search engine.
To change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge we follow the following steps:
- We perform a search on the address bar with the search engine you want to set as the default.
- Select the 3 dots that come out to the right all the way up and we select Configuration.
- select Privacy and services.
- Now we scroll down to the section Services and select the address bar.
- We choose the search engine we prefer from the menu "Search Engine"
We can add more search engines to the list by performing a search in the address bar with the desired engine or a search-compatible website.
What is a search engine and what options do we have?
Search engines are mechanisms that organize and distribute the information produced on the internet to users who express their doubts based on keywords in these search engines. To find such files, web search engines use the identification of the keyword used by the person doing the search. As a result, the user gets a list of links that lead to websites that mention topics related to the keyword used.
Top 10 Search Engines
It is very difficult not to go first to the almighty Google to perform any type of search, it is more often the native search engine of many browsers. Yet there is life beyond Google and We are going to show you the 10 most popular.
Some of them will not sound to you at all, in fact we can count on our fingers those that do sound to you. Here is a numbered list of the 10 most popular:
- MSN Search
Top Search Engines
As we see in the aforementioned list, there are dozens of search engines, but, which ones are the best? The best options are also the most used. Among these you can find the option that best suits your needs.
It has existed almost since the internet has existed, but it acquired its greatest success in the year 2000 and its concept is based on the use of PageRank, which is based on the premise that the pages that are most desired are linked in greater quantity to the rest. To filter, Google uses the different algorithms to determine the order of appearance of the sites.
In the last five years, Google has tried to overcome the traditional search model with the Discover application, a resource that interprets the behavior of the mobile user to recommend content.
Undoubtedly the second in contention as far as search engines are concerned and the native system used by all Microsoft devices, the owner of this search engine. Successor of "Live Search" from Microsoft, since it entered the market in 2009, Bing has been trying to catch up with its rival Google, which it hasn't been able to do.
This search engine will be the one that we have by default in the Microsoft Edge browser and although its improvement has been considerable, continues to be below the big Google in terms of results. We can always try it because although its results may be less effective, it does enjoy some advantages of synchronization with the operating system and it may be worth using it.
Yahoo Search was launched in 2004, and more than a search engine, it can be considered a web portal. It is one of the pioneers in the field of web search engines, currently also offers email, news and many other services for anyone who visits your website. It is also one of the most reputable names that are linked to the online digital world.
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