Whenever I travel around the world Google always assumes I want to use the region I am in as the search engine.

I just want to always search Google.co.uk wherever I am in the world. I don't want to see foreign results and foreign languages and foreign countries results.

How do I default Google and Chrome to this?


When you navigate to the website go to https://www.google.co.uk/ncr, the "ncr" stands for "No Country Redirect". It will keep you on whichever version you initially visited.

  • Can I change this is google Chrome's settings or do I have to type this manually? – TheLearner Jul 9 '16 at 16:24
  • @TheLearner - Which settings are you specifically talking about? – Ramhound Jul 9 '16 at 16:26
  • Google Chrome for macOS and iOS – TheLearner Jul 9 '16 at 16:27
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    I didn't ask what operating systems, I asked, which chrome settings are you talking about specifically? – Ramhound Jul 9 '16 at 16:37
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    @Ramhound, I think you missunderstood the question. They were asking IF there were any chrome settings that could be used to change this. Or they are asking US if there are any settings that can be changed. – Zoredache Jul 9 '16 at 17:57

Set the Google Chrome Home Page and the Startup Pages to have a URL value of https://www.google.com/?gl=us&gws_rd=ssl, and then just use the Home Page button to open this specific URL rather than typing in Google.com in your web browser address bar.

You could additionally save this same URL as a shortcut, favorite and so on, and just click it rather than typing Google.com into the web browser address bar.

Please note that the ending URL parts such as ?gl=us may vary depending on your originating country so determine your county code value for this and plug it in accordingly.

Click Settings

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In the On Startup section select the Set Pages option from the Open specific page or set of pages. Set the URL value accordingly here in the Startup Pages window for your country.

In the Appearance section check the Show Home Button, press the Change option, and then in the Home Page window, set your URL value accordingly.

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