How to Set English as Google Chrome Default Search and Language

About: This procedure allows you to set English as default Google Chrome language and configure Google search to use the google.com engine. The guide will modify the current browser settings and apply the changes permanently.

To give you better local browsing experience using Google Chrome, the browser is configured to install based on your default language and territory. Both your search result and Chrome’s interface will be set to native language during the installation process. However, some still favored to use international language and wanted to set English as default language when using Google Chrome.

This procedure will set your default search to google.com and also adjust the browser’s interface to English

Set Google Chrome Search to Google.com

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Right-click on address bar and click on Edit Search Engine (the last selection on drop down list).

Edit search engine of Google Chrome

3. On Other search engine, input the following information:

Name: Google English
Keyword: google (or anything)
URL: http://www.google.com/search?q=%s

4. Press Enter when done. Hover your mouse over the newly added item and click on Make Default.

Your search will now use the default google.com search engine. The Search will produce International result.

Configure Google Chrome Browser Interface Language to English as Default

1. On upper menu, click on Wrench Icon. ‘Customized and Control Google Chrome’

2. From drop down list, select Options (fifth item from the bottom).

Google Chrome Options

3. Click on Under the Hood (last item) on left side bar.

4. Go to Web Content and click on Languages and spell-checker settings

Set English for Google Chrome

5. Languages options will appear select English and click on Display Google Chrome in this language.

6. Restart the browser to save the changes.

8 comments
  1. Google should force people going overseas to read this page. I’ve deleted Chrome several times due to the fact that because my computer is in Thailand Chrome assumes I am a native reader. And I’ve read Chrome’s fixes, on their FAQ several times and their fix never worked. So, thank you so much and I recommend that Chrome make you VP of their international Tech Dept.

  2. So helpful. Thanks so much!

  3. The layouts have changed somewhat from what you have posted, but I found all the elements and revised the settings. I then emptied out the cache just to be sure. I still get Chinese showing up on the searches. However the good thing is that when I’m logged in with my Google account, it seems to work fine (at least for now). It’s a way to get people to sign up to gmail. So clever these guys.

  4. I have the same problem with this. My chrome was in a arabic language and i dont understand it. But my chrome is now in english mode. lol
    First step i downloaded chrome using other browser from filehippo.com
    second, i changed my time zone to -7 or any other timezone which has english dialect.
    3rd, uninstall chrome check the box. (also delete your browsing data)
    4th, install the file that you downloaded from filehippo.
    hopes it help.
    (sorry for my bad english)

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