How to Replace Bing Search with Google Search in Windows 10 Cortana Search

As all Windows 10 users know, the new OS features a brand new search box within the task bar accompanied by Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. The new search box allows you to search for files and apps on your computer, as well as search for websites on the internet. For internet searching, Windows 10 uses Microsoft’s Bing Search engine, but many users like Google search engine.

In this tutorial, I will explain how to replace Bing search with Google search in Windows 10 taskbar Cortana search box. Though there is no straightforward way to replace Bing search with Google search (or any other search engine) on Windows 10 Cortana search box, there is a trick to enable Google search on taskbar search box.


Before you get start, please note that the below method works fine, it does not completely replace Bing search with Google. Instead it automatically redirect to Google search from Bing search.

How to Replace Bing Search with Google Search in Windows 10 Cortana Search

1. First, you need to install the ‘Chrometana’ extension on your Chrome browser.

2. Go to Chrome web store [HERE], click ‘Add to Chrome’ button. Confirm the new extension, and then click ‘Add’ button.

3. Now, Select your preferred search engine to be set as default for when you search using the Cortana search box. (Currently it supports Google, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo). That’s it!

Note: In order for Chrometana extension to work when Chrome is closed, you must have background apps enabled. To do so,

1. Go to Chrome Settings and click "Show Advanced Settings"

2. Scroll down to System 3. Check "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed"

Now, whenever you search Cortana search box, your search will redirect to your preferred search engine, that is Google (Source)

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