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Cannot change default search engine in Edge - all no alt listed & buttons greyed out RRS feed

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    I am running Windows 10 on my HP Pavilion DV-7 6B32US Intel Core i7 64 Bit laptop (I have 16GB RAM) and I am unable to change my default search engine for Edge (and cannot see how to change the search engine for Cortana also).  When I access the advance settings then go to the change default search engine settings there are zero alternative engines listed and all the buttons are greyed out and not clickable.  I have looked at the other postings for this same issue others posted back in July 2015 and follow the links to other articles about this all the articles say is how to do the change, they do not at all address the problem that the change features are not workable.  Is there a fix for this?

    Thank you,

    WndrWmn

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 9:30 AM

Answers

  • For search engines to be added to Edge they need to support OpenSearch

    From the Microsoft help page in my above post 'Note: Only search providers that support the OpenSearch standard will appear in this list.'

    So it would appear the standard non https google does not (I do not know why, that would be a question for google). So you have visited that but as it does not support OpenSearch it does not appear. Any 'fix' would be for google. But google do provide encrypted sites that do support it.

    https://www.google.com/

    I open that link it redirects to my region and then I can add that.

    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Monday, October 19, 2015 6:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Monday, October 26, 2015 2:44 AM
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:47 AM

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  • From Change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge 'Only search providers that support the OpenSearch standard will appear in this list'

    You have to have visited a compatible search provider for it to show in the list, so for example open;

    https://encrypted.google.com/

    They should all then be listed to choose from. If you still have issues still leave the page open in the browser then try to add it.

    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, October 13, 2015 7:08 AM
    Sunday, October 11, 2015 10:13 AM
  • Hello, I noticed that you specified the link for Google as encrypted.google.com and I am wondering why and can I use google.com? Also, as stated my list is completely blank and I have in fact visited Google many times but it still isn't showing at all. Is there any fix for this? Sincerely, WndrWmn
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 5:34 AM
  • For search engines to be added to Edge they need to support OpenSearch

    From the Microsoft help page in my above post 'Note: Only search providers that support the OpenSearch standard will appear in this list.'

    So it would appear the standard non https google does not (I do not know why, that would be a question for google). So you have visited that but as it does not support OpenSearch it does not appear. Any 'fix' would be for google. But google do provide encrypted sites that do support it.

    https://www.google.com/

    I open that link it redirects to my region and then I can add that.

    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Monday, October 19, 2015 6:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Monday, October 26, 2015 2:44 AM
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:47 AM