Change Search with Bing to Google

When using Word and performing a search the default is Bing. I you would like to change it to Google – Here are the steps

Changing the Default Search Provider in Microsoft Word

Like most awesome tweaks in Windows, this one requires a registry hack, so pull out the registry editor with the usual steps: WIN + R type regedit, and hit enter. Once you’ve got that open, browse down to the following registry key:


And once you are there, right-click anywhere on the right-hand side and choose New -> String Value.

You’ll want to add two keys with the following values:

When you are done, the resulting window should look something like this:

And you’ll immediately see the change when you right-click on some text inside of a Word document.

Using the option will immediately search Google for the selected text.


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