How to Change the Search Engine in the Windows 10 Start Menu

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In the Search Deflector window, select which browser you want to load search results in from the “Preferred Browser” dropdown menu. There are built-in options for all the usual suspects: Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. “System Default” uses your PC’s default browser app, and is the easiest option if you only use one browser and have already changed Windows 10’s default browser app in the system settings. You can also pick “Custom,” then click “…” next to “Browser Executable” to find and select a browser’s .EXE file manually.

Next, use the “Preferred Search Engine” dropdown menu to change your search engine. Search Deflector defaults to Google search, but there are 18 different options to pick from. If you don’t see your search engine of choice listed, pick “Custom” then copy/paste the website’s URL under “Custom Search Engine URL.”

Once your browser and search engine changes are set, click “Apply” and close the app.

Type a search word in the Task Bar or Start Menu search bar and select “Open in Browser”.

Click “Set Default” when prompted.

Select “Deflector.exe”

The search results should pop up in your preferred browser and search engine.

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