How to Change Default Search Engine in Safari 14 on a Mac

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A relatively unknown feature within Safari 14 on a Mac is quite how easy it is to change your default search engine. Users can choose between a number of major providers.

Change Default Search Engine in Safari 14 on a Mac

To change your default search engine in Safari 14:

  • Click on the address bar so everything in it is highlighted blue.
  • Press backspace to clear the address bar.
  • A magnifying glass will now be on the left-hand side of the address bar.
  • Click on the magnifying bar and a list of search engines appears – Google is the default and has a tick next to it.
  • Click on another option in order to use that instead.

The available options are:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Ecosia

They all have different features and benefits. For example, has recently had an environmental focus while DuckDuckGo is particularly privacy orientated.

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