I saw this comment in the last post about Web “How do you revert to Google?” and at first place I didn’t realize that this guy was really asking how you change the default Search Engine from Duck Duck Go to Google. I mean, it would be obvious; How about from Epiphany’s Settings ? :)
I don’t know if I am missing someting, but I don’t see any option to change search engine! I didn’t ask any Web developer about it and I didn’t look for it in Bugzilla, so I am totally clueless about this issue. Anyway, if someone knows more, please en-light us :)
However there is an easy solution to change this from GSettings.
Open dconf-editor (1st thing you should install in a Gnome Installation) and Navigate to:
Using Google as default Web Search Engine
Change the default Keyword search Url from
To the one of your preference. In my case
%s is obviously the search string. About other Search Engines (Yahoo, Blink etc)Urls, you have to Google. I am a bit lazy to do that ;)
If you don’t want to install dconf-editor, you can edit Keys from command line
$ gsettings set org.gnome.Epiphany keyword-search-url "https://www.google.com/#q=%s"
Revert back to original
$ gsettings set org.gnome.Epiphany keyword-search-url "http://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&t=epiphany"
By the way you can use Epiphany to run specific only queries like that :)