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I've just gotten around to solving this little niggle; having google search by default instead of was one of those little annoyances that I was just living with.

Today I found a solution on Chrome Bug 1521 on Comment 39

  • Quit Chrome
  • Open \~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Local State in your favorite text editor.
  • Search for the strings 'last_known_google_url' and 'last_prompted_google_url' adn replace their values to your preferred Google base URL (e.g.
  • Save and start chrome back up.

Yep, that works!



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