As far as I know, the URL provided in the answer marked as correct has limited functionality. Specifically, user may find it does not trigger search suggestions, etc.
So here's an answer to solve that, which also provides more comprehensive instructions for those who are not familiar with such things.
UPDATE My intent was to post a URL that was reported elsewhere to provide auto-suggestions and force the omnibar to
google.com domain. But I have now found none of the suggested URLs provide auto-suggestions. I will, however, leave the below instructions, as they may come in useful for people who want detailed info on how to add a new entry to the omnibar search, for locking in
There is also a better option below, using an extension.
Bring up Google Chrome
Preferences on MacOS, acccessed easily with
In the Search section, click
Manage search engines...
- Scroll down the list of
Other search engines to the bottom. You'll see the option to
Add a new search engine
Call it something like
Google NCR, or anything that makes sense to you. I suggest not calling it
Google in order to avoid possible confusion later.
Use the following URL:
The above link was meant to provide search suggestions too. But it doesn't. So you can just use the simple URL mentioned in other answers, namely,
- Once you've added the new search option, you'll need to locate it in the list of
Other search engines and hover your mouse over it, then select
(In the above image the mouse is hovering over the first engine option in the list, just for illustration purposes)
That's it. Should be done.
A better option to force NCR (no country redirect) in the omnibar, with auto-suggestions
There is a Chrome Extension that does exactly what's required. It will force the domain to
google.com and all other omnibar functionality will continue to work (such as auto-suggesions, etc.) It's available here.