Internet Explorer 11 of Windows 8.1 uses the Bing.com as the default search provider but, Bing doesn’t always prove to be effective in searches. Although, Bing.com is far more useful (as per my analysis) in different searches but, some people don’t like to use Bing as their default search provider.
For those of you who want to use the Internet Explorer 11 with Google or some other search engine as the default search provider won’t be disappointed. Changing the default search provider of IE 11 is very easy and takes seconds.
Follow the instructions below to change the default search provider of Internet Explorer 11 from Bing to Google or some other search engine.
First of all, open up the Internet Explorer 11 of Windows 8.1. Once opened, press the ‘down arrow’ just beside ‘search‘ icon on the address bar.
The drop down menu will open. Here press the ‘Add’ button (refer the screenshot below).
You would be taken to Internet Explorer gallery where the available search providers will be showed.
Here select Google or some other search provider. You would be taken to the search provider details page.
Press the ‘Add to Internet Explorer’ button. You would be showed a small pop-up menu which would ask for the confirmation to add the search provider to IE.
Tip: You can also select to choose the search provider as default search engine of IE.
Press ‘Add’ and the search provider will be added as the default search engine.
Now, whenever you search, the newly added search provider will be used for search process.
That’s all! Enjoy using the new search provider for all your searches.
You can watch the video below for the same process.
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