How do I add Ixquick to Chromium as a default search engine?
Last modified on 06 August 2017 10:07 PM

To add StartPage by Ixquick as a default search engine in the latest version of Chromium (v. 57+) for Windows and OS X, please perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to  in your Chromium browser.
  2. Right click on the Search bar/URL bar, and select Edit Search Engines... in the popup.

  3. Under "Other search engines", hover over the the Ixquick link, and click Make default. (Please see the notes below if Ixquick doesn't automatically appear under "Other search engines".)  

  4. Ixquick will now appear under "Default search settings". Click Done to return to the Ixquick homepage.

  5. You can now perform an Ixquick search directly from the Chromium URL bar whatever website you are on.


- If the Ixquick entry doesn't automatically appear under "Other search engines" in step 3, please do the following: Click the Add button to add a new default search engine.  

  1. Enter the following information, and press Enter/Return when you're finished.
    - Search engine: Ixquick
    - Keyword: ix (or any other desired keyword)
    - URL with %s in place of query:

  2. Hover over the Ixquick entry, and click Make default.

  3. You will now see the entry uner "Default search Settings. Click Done.

  4. Continue with step 5 above.

- To add, as your default search engine, please navigate to in step 1.
- If you cannot find the above options in your Chromium browser, please make sure that your Chrome version is up to date.
- To make Ixquick your homepage or startup page in Chromium, please follow the directions given here.
- To add Ixquick to your mobile device (Android or iOS), you can follow the instructions given here.

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