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Just Type: Change default browser search engine [webOS 2.x]

by Adam Marks Mon, 23 May 2011 10:13 am EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

While Just Type in webOS 2.0 has an entire "Launch & Search" section where you can search within compatible apps or websites, you have the ability to select one of those web searches as your default during a Just Type search. Out of the box, Google is selected as that default and shows up at the top of a Just Type search, but you don't need to keep it there.

To modify the default search you first need to access the Just Type preferences screen, which can be found by typing anything into a Just Type search, scrolling to the bottom below the Just Type options, and tapping on Preferences.
At the very top of the screen, you will see a "Default Search Engine" options with Google listed. Tapping on that row will show you all website searches you have already added to Just Type in the "Featured web search engines" section, while all the other searchable sites you have visited are shown at the bottom in the "Recently visited search engines" section. Once you find the search you want, just tap it and you will be brought back to the Just Type Preferences screen with your newly selected site replacing Google

The next time you perform a Just Type search, your new search engine will show up at the top of your search options, while Google will be moved down to the "Launch & Search" section. You will also notice that the "SUGGEST" functionality of Google search no longer shows up when you move Google off your default search. You will need to move Google back as your default if you want to access this functionality.

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