How to change the default search engine in Chrome

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You can easily change the default search engine and protect your privacy in Chrome by installing an extension.

The official Givero extension for Chrome protects your privacy when you search the web and combining it with Ghostery which prevents tracking when you online give you a more safe and private browser.

Installing a new search engine in Chrome

  1. Go to the Givero extension page in the Chrome Store
  2. Click on ADD TO CHROME, then click Add Extension.

Tip: Make sure you allow Givero to be used in incognito mode – this isn’t set by default:

  1. Click on Window -> Extensions.
  2. Ensure that the Allow in incognito mode checkbox is selected for the Givero extension.

Install Ghostery

  1. Go to the Ghostery extension page in the Chrome Store
  2. Click on ADD TO CHROME, then click Add Extension.

Removing a Chrome extension

If you no longer want to use Ghostery for Chrome, you can easily remove it.

  1. Click on Window -> Extensions.
  2. Click on the trash icon to the right of the Ghostery extension.

This removes Ghostery from your browser.

Changing your default search engine

If you no longer want to use Givero as your default search engine, but still want to include it in the list of search engines, that’s easy.

  1. Click More in the toolbar, click Settings, then scroll down to the Search engine section.
  2. Click on Disable, then choose your new default search engine from the drop-down list.

Changing your homepage

If you want to use Givero as your homepage, you can easily change it.

  1. Click More in the toolbar, then click Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the On Startup section, then click on Add new page.
  3. Enter the address https://www.givero.com, then click ADD.

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