How to make Google Chrome use google.com as default search engine

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make Google Chrome use google.com as default search engine instead of a country specific version (e.g., google.co.uk, google.ca, google.com.au, etc.).

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. At the top right, you click on the options button (3 dots).

3. Click on Settings.

Open settings in Google Chrome

4. Click on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Google Chrome

5. Click on the Add button.

A “Add search engine” window will appear.

6. In the Search engine field, you enter Google NCR.

7. In the Keyword field, you enter google ncr.

This will remind you that this is the Google search engine with “No Country Redirect” enabled.

8. In the URL field, you enter the following URL:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr
Add search engine in Google Chrome

9. Click on the Add button.

10. Next to the newly created search engine, you click on the options button (3 dots).

Search engine options button in Google Chrome

11. Click on Make default.

How to make Google Chrome use google.com as default search engine

Now when you search with Google Chrome using the address bar or search bar, it will always search using Google.com without the country redirect.


References:

Google.com: Make Google your default search engine

Google.com: Set your default search engine