How to use google.com instead of a local Google in Chrome, Edge and Brave

This tutorial will show you step by step how to always use google.com instead of a local Google in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave on a computer.

This will help you avoid getting redirected to country-specific versions of Google when you search using your browser's address bar or search bar.

How to use google.com instead of a local Google in Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Click on the ⋮ menu button in the upper right corner of the browser.

Google Chrome menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Google Chrome settings

4. Scroll down to Search engine.

5. Click on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Google Chrome

6. Click on the Add button.

Google Chrome add search engine button

A “Add search engine” window will appear.

7. In the Search engine field, you enter Google NCR.

8. In the Keyword field, you enter google_ncr.

9. In the URL field, you enter the following URL:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr
Google Chrome add search engine window

10. Click on the Add button to save the new search engine.

11. Click on the options button (⋮) next to the newly created search engine.

12. Click on Make default.

Make search engine default in Google Chrome

13. Close settings.

Google Chrome will now always use google.com instead of a local Google when you search using your browser's address bar or search bar.

By the way, NCR stands for “No Country Redirect”.



How to use google.com instead of a local Google in Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click on the … menu button in the upper right corner of the browser.

Edge menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Edge settings

4. Click on Privacy and services located in the left settings menu.

Edge privacy and services

5. Scroll down to Services.

6. Click on Address bar.

Edge address bar settings

7. Click on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Edge

8. Click on the Add button.

Edge add search engine button

A “Add search engine” window will appear.

9. In the Search engine field, you enter Google NCR.

10. In the Keyword field, you enter google_ncr.

11. In the URL field, you enter the following URL:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr
Edge add search engine window

12. Click on the Add button to save the new search engine.

13. Click on the options button (…) next to the newly created search engine.

14. Click on Make default.

Make search engine default in Edge

15. Close settings.

Microsoft Edge will now always use google.com instead of a local Google when you search using your browser's address bar.

By the way, NCR stands for “No Country Redirect”.



How to use google.com instead of a local Google in Brave

1. Open Brave.

2. Click on the ≡ menu button in the upper right corner of the browser.

Brave menu button

3. Click on Settings.

Brave settings

4. Scroll down to Search engine.

5. Click on Manage search engines.

Manage search engines in Brave

6. Click on the Add button.

Brave add search engine button

A “Add search engine” window will appear.

7. In the Search engine field, you enter Google NCR.

8. In the Keyword field, you enter google_ncr.

9. In the URL field, you enter the following URL:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr
Brave add search engine window

10. Click on the Add button to save the new search engine.

11. Click on the options button (⋮) next to the newly created search engine.

12. Click on Make default.

Make search engine default in Brave

13. Close settings.

Brave will now always use google.com instead of a local Google when you search using your browser's address bar or search bar.

By the way, NCR stands for “No Country Redirect”.


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References:

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