How to change Search box setting when clicking New Tab for Google Chrome

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-26
I can change the Search Box setting via Settings on Chrome. When I open a new browser, I see the change take effect. However I click to open a new tab, the old Search box setting is still there. Is there any place I can set to change the Search Box when opening the new tab?
Can any gurus shed some light on it? Thanks.
Question by:jl66
    LVL 9

    Assisted Solution

    Chrome doesn't really have a search box anymore, but you can change the SearchEngine settings permanently by going to:
    -Settings (Spanner just below close button)
    -Choose Search Engine from DropDown List (roughly half way down the screen)

    Author Comment

    --OCDan, thanks a lot for the tip. I am not sure he "Settings" you were talking about. I clicked the icon whose caption is "Customize and control Google Chrome", and then Item Settings shows up. Is that what you talked about? I'm including a screen shoot here. If so, I changed it but when I click to open a New Tab, I still see the Search Engine used previously, but the one I want to use. Any help is appreciated.
    LVL 9

    Accepted Solution

    OK once you have made the change,  close the settings Tab and then restart Google Chrome.  That should do the job

    Author Comment

    OCDan, I tried a few times, and it has not changed it yet. Any other things I can try?

    Author Comment

    It does not seem to have a clean solution.

    Author Closing Comment


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

    Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

    Internet is a big network which is formed by connecting multiple small networks.It is a platform for all the users which are connected to it.Internet act as platform in different fields. Such as: Internet  as a collaboration platform. Internet  as…
    SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
    This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.
    How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now