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    Setting up default search engine with Internet Explorer app on Windows 8 phone

    I have already installed Internet Explorer app into my Windows 8 phone for browsing websites. Now, I want to set the default search engine as Google using the app. What are the steps for that?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Setting up default search engine with Internet Explorer app on Windows 8 phone

    Go to phone tiles or apps list and tap the icon for Internet Explorer app. Once you launch the app, find out the three dots icon and tap over it once. This will open up a menu from which hit the ‘Settings’ option. Scroll down to the bottom part of the ‘Settings’ page afterwards and select ‘advanced settings’ option. Go through the list appears on the screen after that and locate the ‘Default search provider’ option. You can view the search engine choices by tapping on that option. Tap ‘Google’ from those choices to set it as default search engine.

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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: Setting up default search engine with Internet Explorer app on Windows 8 phone

    Hi.
    The default search engine is indeed set by the provider. At the moment, there is no way for the end-user to override this default. Many have asked for this feature, and I really hope we get it in a future update as the current behavior is anything but user-friendly.

    Thank you.

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    gauravgpt Array
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    Re: Setting up default search engine with Internet Explorer app on Windows 8 phone

    Hello friend...

    It is too simple to set a default search engine in windows 8 Phone.

    Follow the following steps....

    Open the Internet explore then click the menu..

    Go to the setting then go the Advanced Settings.

    Find the Default Search provider field here you write the www.google.com.

    Then Save the setting..

    Finally you change the default search engine..

    all the best!!!

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