Use Ecosia on your desktop

Making Ecosia your default search engine on desktop is easy, but how you do this depends on the type of browser you use. This article provides instructions on how to use Ecosia on commonly used desktop browsers.

Select your browser:

Use Ecosia in Chrome

Download the Ecosia extension - recommended

Using the Ecosia extension will set your default search and homepage to Ecosia right away:

  1. Go to the Chrome Extension store and select add extension
  2. Confirm that you want to add Ecosia to Chrome
  3. Open a new tab in your Chrome browser and accept changes.
  4. Ecosia is now your default search engine.

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Google Chrome.

Make Ecosia your default search engine

The default search engine setting determines the search engine in the main address bar. To make Ecosia your default search engine in Chrome, follow these steps:

1
Open Settings within Chrome
If you are using a mac you can also find Chrome’s settings by clicking on Preferences
2
Go to search engine and select Ecosia as your default search engine
Screenshot of Chrome settings with Ecosia selected as default

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Google Chrome.

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Find out how to change your homepage in Chrome.


Use Ecosia in Safari

Make Ecosia your default search engine - recommended

The default search engine setting determines the search engine in the main address bar. To make Ecosia your default search engine on Safari, follow these steps:

  1. Open a new tab or window in Safari
  2. Click the magnifying glass
  3. Select Ecosia

Screenshot of Safaris search field, clicking the magnifzing glass to choose Ecosia as search engnine

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Apple.

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Find out how to change your homepage in Safari.


Use Ecosia in Edge

Make Ecosia your default search - recommended

The default search engine setting determines the search engine in the main address bar. To make Ecosia your default search engine in Edge, follow these steps:

1
Open Settings in Edge
If you are using a mac you can also find Chrome’s settings by clicking on  Preferences
2
Select Privacy and Services in the left sidebar

Screenshot of Settings in Edge left sidebar

3
Scroll down to Services

Screenshot of Edge settings showing the service section

4
Click on Address bar and search and select Ecosia

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Microsoft.

Download the Ecosia extension

Using the Ecosia extension will set your default search engine and homepage to Ecosia right away:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Edge add-ons store and select Get.
  2. Confirm that you want to download Ecosia.
  3. Open a new tab in your Edge browser and accept changes.
  4. Ecosia is now your default search engine in Edge!

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Microsoft.

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Find out how to change your homepage in Edge.


Use Ecosia in Firefox

Download the Ecosia extension - recommended

Using the Ecosia extension will set your default search engine and homepage to Ecosia right away:

  1. Go to the Firefox add-ons store and select Download to Firefox.
  2. Confirm that you want to download Ecosia.
  3. Open a new tab in your Firefox browser and accept changes.
  4. Ecosia is now your default search engine in Firefox.

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Mozilla.

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Find out how to change your homepage in Firefox.


Use Ecosia in Brave

Make Ecosia your default search - recommended

The default search engine setting determines the search engine in the main address bar. To make Ecosia your default search engine in Brave, follow these steps:

1
Open Settings by clicking on the menu on the right side
2
Select search engines on the left side and select Ecosia as your default

Screenshots of Brave settings with Ecosia selected

Need further assistance? Check out these instructions by Brave.

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Follow these steps:

1
Open Settings and click on Get started

2
Click On start up and click Open a specific page or set of pages


Screenshot of Section On start up in Brave

3
Set Ecosia as home page
From there, add https://www.ecosia.org and click on Add.

Screenshot of Brave add a new page included https://www.ecosia.org

Use Ecosia in Vivaldi

Make Ecosia your default search - recommended

The default search engine setting determines the search engine in the main address bar. To make Ecosia your default search engine in Vivaldi, follow these steps:

  1. Open your browser
  2. Click on the magnifying glass 
  3. Select Ecosia as your default search engine

Screenshot of Selection of default search engine Vivaldi

Set Ecosia as your homepage

You can make Ecosia your first page in your browser. Find out how to change your homepage in Vivaldi.


Use Ecosia in Opera

Set Ecosia as your homepage - recommended

You can make Ecosia your browser’s homepage. Follow these steps:

1
Open Settings within opera on the left side
If you are on a mac you can also find Chrome’s settings by clicking on Preferences

2
Scroll to On start up and click Add a new page
Scroll down until you get to the section called On startup. Click the third option Open a specific page or set of pages and from there click on Add a new page.

Screenshot On start up opera

3
Set Ecosia as homepage
From there, add https://www.ecosia.org and click on Add.
Screenshot Opera Add Ecosia as a new page

We hope you’re now all set up! If you have further questions please see our related articles or reach out to the Ecosia support team directly.

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