How to force Google Chrome to always use Google.com for searches

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    It drives me nuts when I am using a VPN and try to search for something, Google Chrome automatically picks up my IP and searches on the local Google search engine for the country it thinks I am in.

    To avoid this and to always have your searches run on the Google.com (no country recognition), do the following:

    1) Go to Settings
    2) Scroll Down until you see Manage Search Engine
    3) Click "ADD"
    4) Search Engine Name: Google NCR
    5) Keyword: Google NCR_
    6) URL:
    Code:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr
    7) Scroll down to the end of the search engine list and locate the Google NCR search engine that you just added
    8) Click on the 3 vertical dots then set it as default
    9) Delete the previous Google Search engine [optional]
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
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    j95 Notebook Deity

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    Besides the above, I would be more concerned with WebRTC leaking your true IP address if you're running Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc.

    # Chrome:
    Open with notepad (Admin) -> \Data\profile\Default\Preferences file
    Add:
    Code:
    ,"webrtc":{"multiple_routes_enabled":false},
    
    Use commas between parameters.

    # Firefox: 'about:config' set -> 'media.peerconnection.enabled' option to FALSE.

    # UBlock Origin: check "Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses"


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    WebRTC Test page
    https://ipleak.net/

    @Phoenix
    The same applies to Android, my case TugaBrowser by Tuga Power (build from Snapdragon Browser CAF sources).

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    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
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