I’ve been a user of the Alfred app for MacOS for many years. It’s a very useful tool that allows me to be much more productive on my Mac. It can search through contacts, find files, control apps on your Mac and so much more. Many years ago, I had changed my default search away from Google to another search engine but recently I’d forgotten where to make this change.
Today I stumbled across the setting and thought I’d better make a note – and tell you about it – so I don’t forget in the future.
The current behavior is once I activate Alfred and start to type something, if it doesn’t find what I’m looking for on my Mac it will default to a Google search. As I don’t like Google, I wanted to switch it to DuckDuckGo.
To do this, open up the Alfred preference by activating Alfred and typing CMD-,
Click on “Setup fallback results”. Click on Google and click the “-” button just about the blue save button. Click the “+” button to add a new option instead, a “Web Search” option will appear and choose your search engine of choice. For me that is DuckDuckGo. Click Save, and you are done.
If you haven’t used Alfred, I strongly suggest checking it out.