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How can I change it so when I search using the omnibar it searches google.co.uk and not google.com.

For example when I want to look at prices for a product, I use the omnibar to search google but it shows me prices in dollars as it is looking results in google.com.

I would like to show results from google.co.uk to get localized search for the UK.

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Just delete all your google.com cookies (not the google.co.uk ones) and it will magically start working! See http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1157369

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Brilliant! This worked. –  orange Sep 7 '12 at 10:10

I installed a extension, called Keysearch. So that you can config some keywork to do the search. Fo example, you can config a keywork 'gguk' for google.co.uk, and in the ominibar, you can use gguk plus what you want to search.

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I don't like using extensions for stuff like this, is there not a way to do this natively? –  orange Sep 1 '12 at 16:44

Glims will let you define any search engine as the default, along with many other great features  :)

It is not an extension, but a plugin. Agreed, this is not as good as native, but is a one-time install with much less runtime overhead than extensions.

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