Chrome’s default search engine is https://www.google.com.
How we can force chrome to use http://www.google.com without
I need a solution that allows proxies to rewrite my URLs, but
https currently makes this impossible…
In deed it is possible to configure any browser to use Google without SSL. This technique is called “NORD Technique” (I named it :-))
Quick (Temporary) Solution
It is sufficient to use “http://www.google.com/search?nord=1&q=%s” as the search engine url.
Detailed (Permanent) Solution
For the sake of the question, I will make a step by step explanation for Google Chrome.
- Open “Settings” panel.
- Click “Manage search engines…” button under “Search” heading on the settings panel.
- “Search Engines” pane has two sections: “Default search engines” and “Other search engines”
- At the bottom of the “Other search engines” section, you’ll see a form which we’ll make use to add a new search engine.
- In that (above mentioned) form, fill in first two input boxes with whatever you like, I use “Google NonSSL” for the first input and “GoogleNonSsl” for the second. (First one is just a name, and second one is the keyword to use this engine)
- Fill in the last input box with: http://www.google.com/search?nord=1&q=%s
- Press ENTER
At this phase it’s enough to use Google w/o SSL by using the keyword you have chosen.
Further, we’ll make this new added search engine the default search engine, so your all search es within the omnibar will use non-ssl Google. To do this, find the relevant listing row on the “Other search engines” list, hover it and click revealed “Make default” link.
You can manage your search engines in Google Chrome by going into the Wrench menu, selecting Preferences, and then clicking on Manage Search Engines (towards the bottom in the Search section).
You cannot disable SSL if you are signed into your Google account. However, you can configure your network’s DNS records using the
NoSSLSearch option. See SSL Search at Google Help for more information.
Google has stopped allowing non-ssl connections to
www.google.com when you are signed in. The only way that you can access
http://www.google.com is to be signed out.
For the sake of my own curiosity, why would you want to be connected to http: