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How to set Cortana to use Chrome 50 for its search results

Yesterday, Google released Chrome 50 to the stable channel, which was mainly an under-the-hood update, offering no major visual changes to the browser itself. However, one change that may be worth checking out allows those on Windows 10 to redirect all searches made from Cortana or the desktop to default to Chrome, instead of Edge.

First of all, for this to work you will need to ensure that Chrome is your default browser, which can be checked by going to All settings > System > Default Apps > Web Browser – then follow the steps below to enable this feature on your Windows 10 PC.

The setting is buried in the Experiments page, which can be accessed by navigating to chrome://flags and then enabling Windows desktop search redirection (Enables redirection of Windows desktop searches to the default search engine). You will be required to relaunch Chrome after doing so for the changes to take effect.

According to Windows Clan, who sent us this tip, people have had mixed results after enabling this setting from it working well, to experiencing browser crashes, so you will have to see for yourself if this works for you; in our testing everything worked fine.

And finally, if you are optimistically wondering whether Google might rethink its strategy concerning Chrome making use of the Action Center in Windows 10, we're here to drape a wet blanket over your dreams: no such experimental feature has shown up for that, and it would seem that the plans not to include this feature are still very much a reality.

Do let us know in the comments how you get on with the redirected search setting.

Thanks for the tip Waisybabu | via: Windows Clan

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