If you like change default search engine in brave browser, this is how you can do that. It is possible to set Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc. as the default search engine for normal and private window in Brave browser. In this article, we explain how you can switch from the default search engine and move it to another one you like.
How to change the default search engine in Brave browser
To change the default search engine in the Brave browser on your Windows PC, follow these steps:
- Open the Brave browser and click on the Customize and control Brave button.
- Select the Settings menu option.
- Go to the Seeker section.
- Expand the Normal Window dropdown menu.
- Choose a search engine.
- Expand the drop-down list for Private Window.
- Choose a search engine.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
To get started, you need to open the Brave browser and click on the Customize and control Brave icon visible in the upper right corner. It looks like a burger menu. In the expanded menu, choose the Settings option to open the Brave Browser Setup wizard.
You must then change from the Begin section to Seeker section. Here you can find two options: Normal Window and Private Window. That being said, it is possible to change the search engine for Normal Window and Private Window. While other browsers don’t let you choose different engines for different browsing modes, Brave lets you do that.
Therefore, you should expand the regular window dropdown menu and choose a search engine you like.
Below, if you want to change the Private Window search engine, you can expand the corresponding dropdown menu and choose a search engine based on your requirements.
That’s all. From now on, Brave will use the selected browser. However, if you want to remove a search engine from Brave browser because you don’t use it and want to keep the user interface uncluttered, you can do that too. For that, you need to open the same Seeker panel and click the Manage search engines and site search option.
Here it displays all the search engines available for your browser. You need to choose a search engine that you want to remove, click on the three dots icon and select the Delete button.
Next, you must confirm the deletion. Also, if you want to add a new search engine, you can click on the Add and enter the name of the search engine, the shortcut and the URL before clicking the button Add button again.
Also, it allows you to use any search engine through a keyboard shortcut. For example, if you want to use Google even when Brave is set as the default search engine, you can type :gram in the address bar and press the space bar. All of the included search engines come with different keyboard shortcuts; you can use or modify them by clicking the Edit button.
Yet another option is included in the Brave browser, called Index other search engines. This option allows you to index websites that follow the OpenSearch specifications. For example, if you often browse a website that is compliant with the OpenSearch protocol, Brave will automatically add it to the list. After that, you will be able to use it as a search engine.
Read: How to change the default search engine in the Microsoft Edge browser
How do I make DuckDuckGo my default search engine in Brave?
To make DuckDuckGo your default search engine in the Brave browser, you need to open the Settings panel and go to the Seeker eyelash. Then expand the regular window menu and choose the duck duck to win option. Similarly, if you want to set the same for the private window, you have to open the respective menu and choose the same search engine.
How do I set Google as my home page in Brave?
To set Google as your home page in the Brave browser, open the Brave browser and enter this in the address bar: brave://settings/search. If you want to set it up for the normal browsing window, you can expand the regular window menu and choose the Google search engine. However, if you want to set it to private browsing mode or incognito mode, expand the Private Window list and choose Google, respectively.
I hope this guide has helped you.
Read: How to change the default search engine in Chrome, Firefox or Opera.