Windows 10: Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk?

Discus and support Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Hi, I've just installed windows 10 which all seems to have gone very well. The only problem I can't currently fix is that google seems to think I am... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by kstock, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. kstock Win User

    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk?


    Hi,
    I've just installed windows 10 which all seems to have gone very well.
    The only problem I can't currently fix is that google seems to think I am in France!
    When I go to Edge/Settings/Advanced settings/search in the address bar with
    the only options I get are bing.com or google.fr
    I am in the UK and want google.co.uk but can't get it as an option.
    I have switched on location and when I do a google search and look at the bottom of the page google is identifying my location as London.
    Can anyone help?
    Many thanks

    :)
     
    kstock, Oct 13, 2015
    #1
  2. gwj3 Win User

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  3. Internet Explorer IE11 is not listed as an option in 'Turn Windows features on or off'

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    Have Cortana find Turn Windows features on or off

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    Don Varnau, Oct 13, 2015
    #3
  4. lx07 Win User

    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk?

    Try opening google.co.uk and then try to add it. I tried opening google.de and google.co.uk and they both then appeared in the list of search engines in the Settings > Advanced > Search in the address bar > Add new section.


    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk? [​IMG]
     
  5. kstock Win User
    Hi,
    thanks for the response.
    I've tried your suggestion and yes, if I open google.co.uk in a window it does then show as an option under
    Settings > Advanced > Search in the address bar > Add new
    I've tried adding it and also adding it as a default but the option added by the system into the selected search engine defaults back to google.fr with bing as the other option.
    Any other suggestions as this is baffling me!
     
    kstock, Oct 13, 2015
    #5
  6. lx07 Win User
    I find it defaults back to whatever country it likes when you actually add it. Same issue as you.

    I tried in the latest test build 10565 and got this new (different) error trying to set google.co.uk as default (the "Add button" seems to have disappeared in this version).


    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk? [​IMG]


    Seems it is a bug - but notice Edge is deciding "google.co.uk" is not "google.co.uk" but "Google Search" which is presumably "google.com". What do you see if you go to the "google.com" website? UK or France?

    You could try duckduckgo.com - at least it is in English. Not sure what else to suggest, sorry.
     
  7. kstock Win User
    Hi,
    if I go to google.com it is also displaying as google.fr
    The computer definitely seems to think I am in France rather than the UK!
    Very strange. Any other ideas how to solve this or is there a way to report it as a bug to Microsoft?
    Many thanks
     
    kstock, Oct 16, 2015
    #7
  8. Nielsc Win User

    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk?

    Nielsc, Oct 17, 2015
    #8
  9. Have you tried going to Settings -> Privacy -> Location and see if you can change your location there?


    Why is Edge only offering google.fr as an option, not google.co.uk? [​IMG]
     
    fracking4oil, Oct 17, 2015
    #9
  10. Check your time zone

    My time has always been correct, but I was looking at the settings a while ago and windows had changed me from (UTC with Daylight saying) to UTC+1 standard hours (French Time)
     
    paulsalter, Apr 5, 2018
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