How To Set DuckDuckGo.com As Default Search Engine in Chrome

DuckDuckGo.com is a relatively new name in the world of search engines. It does not log users’ search activities and respect privacy of them. This unique feature of DuckDuckGo makes it very popular among the privacy-concerned users. Google and other search engines show personalized results which may be based on search activity and several other complex parameters like your social contacts.

So, if you are looking for a plain simple search engine without any personalization in results or tracking activities, DuckDuckGo is the best option for you. You can use this site directly from the homepage DuckDuckGo.com, or simply integrate it with your browser by setting it as the default search engine. Changing the default search engine is quite easy in Firefox, as Mozilla’s browser has a dedicated search box just adjacent to the location bar.

On the other hand, adding a new search engine or changing the default search engine is little bit tough in Google Chrome. If you want to set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine in Chrome, we have demonstrated the entire process in the following video:

In short: go to DuckDuckGo.com, right click in the search box, select the option ‘Add as search engine’ and click on the OK button of the next confirmation box. This adds DuckDuckGo to the Chrome. Now, we need to make it the default search engine. For this: Right click in the omnibox (the address bar of Chrome), select the option “Edit search engines”, click on the “Make default” option in the front of DuckDuckGo under the “Other search engines” listing.

Setting DuckDuckGo as your default search engine in Chrome allows you to search directly from the omnibox, as shown in the above video.

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