Posted by: glasskeys | 05/07/2011

How to set the default search engine on the iPad and iPhone.

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Most users have a favourite search engine that they use on a day to day basis. Todays tip illustrates how to set the default search engine used with the two most popular browsers on the iPad and iPhone: Safari and Atomic Web Browser.

To change the default search engine for Safari do the following: Open the Settings application, tap the Safari category, then tap Search Engine in the General section. You can then select one of “big three” defaults: Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.

Atomic Web Browser on the other hand offers a better selection of search engines and the ability to add your own. Open the Atomic Web application, tap the Gear button on the top menu bar and pick Settings, then select Search Engines under the General Settings category. You may now choose from the following defaults: Amazon, Bing, Ebay, Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, and YouTube. You may also add your own if it is not listed by tapping the New Search Engine button at the bottom left.

<shameless plug>Type to add the glasskeys CFE site</shameless plug> – a search page that uses google and a slew of parameters designed to filter out many SEO content farm sites from search results.


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    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?

    A number of my blog audience have complained about
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