The importance of web browsers continues to grow largely due to the intensive use we make of the internet on almost all our devices. One of the most important companies in the sector is Google because it has the most used proposal, Chrome.
Its market penetration with respect to the competitors that are currently pursuing it is enormous. With Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox in their pursuit, things have to change a lot for them to catch up with this search giant program. Precisely for all this, Google is aware that this is one of its main software projects, so it does not stop sending updates with improvements and new functions.
However, not all the changes that are made are to the liking of most users, as is the case that we are going to tell you about. And is that the firm recently removed the ability to remove search engines by default. This is something we were able to see earlier this year after the release of Chrome 97. Keep in mind that current browsers come with a set of search engines. These are the so-called default search engines that users can use from the first minute.
For example, Chrome comes with Google as default search engine, but you also have other options. Here are included bing from Microsoft or the private search engine, DuckDuckGo. The app supports other search engines and users can add other search engines to Chrome. It must be said that these custom elements can be configured by loading the following entry in the address bar:
Google rectifies with search engines in Chrome
However, Chrome 97 introduced a change that prevented removal of default search engines in Chrome. Because of this, users could no longer delete them, while the rest could be deleted just like before. From his point of view, preventing the removal of default engines was in the interest of users. The reason for this is that it was easy to delete them, but not so easy to restore them if this was done by mistake.
But now the firm seems to have rectified its decision, we assume that largely due to the criticism received. For so long, from Chrome 99, Google has returned the ability to remove search engines by default in Chrome. Thanks to all this, users can once again select the delete option that appears in the menu to the right of the engine. Thus, by selecting the delete option, the search engine is immediately deleted and is no longer available in the program.
Of course, we must bear in mind that the default search engine cannot be deleted. To achieve this we would have to make any other the default to get rid of the others. From all this we deduce that Google has listened to the community and has restored the removed function to avoid complaints from its users.