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The default search in Chrome 18 is

{google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

How can I modify the search parameters to ignore the location, like in http://www.google.com/ncr

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Find your Chrome User Data directory:

  • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

  • Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data

  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome

  • Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome or ~/.config/chromium

Open the Local State file in a text editor, and change the browser.last_known_google_url value to your desired domain. For example:

{
    ...,
    "browser": {
        ...,
        "last_known_google_url": "http://www.google.com/",
        ...
    },
    ...
}
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  • Note that for Windows 8 it's not APPDATA, but LOCALAPPDATA ... So when you come back here to read why you didn't find it, this is why.
    – CS01
    Aug 13, 2012 at 11:21
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    Using Chrome 22 on Mac, this doesn't seem to work anymore. Still getting German results :( Oct 27, 2012 at 18:09
  • I confirm it doesn't work anymore. Version 31.x on Mac. :(
    – gilzero
    Jan 11, 2014 at 13:10
  • This does work for me today, except that the setting has moved to ~/.config/google-chrome-beta/Default/Preferences
    – poolie
    Aug 23, 2014 at 17:37
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Exit Chrome with Ctrl-Shift-Q.

Find the Preferences file in the user data directory, and change last_known_google_url to the desired value. Then restart it.

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