How To Make Google HTTPS (Secured SSL) Search Default in Google Chrome?

Google recently announced encrypted Google search over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). If you want to access the SSL encrypted Google web search page, then point your browsers to https://www.google.com/ https://encrypted.google.com/. SSL encrypts the information that travels between your computer and Google secured search service. This encrypted information cannot be read by third parties who may try to access the connection between a searcher’s computer and Google’s servers.

The new Google secured service includes a modified logo to help indicate that you’re searching using SSL and that you may encounter a somewhat different Google search experience, but as always, remember to check the start of the address bar for “https” and your browser lock indicators.

Google SSL search

How to make Google secured search default in Chrome?

  • Open Google Chrome web browser.
  • Click on the Wrench icon
    wrench icon
    and then select Options.
  • Under Google Chrome Options dialog box, click on the Basics tab and then click on the Manage button under Default Search.
  • Click on the Add button, and type the following:

    NameGoogle Secured Search
    Keywordgssl
    URLhttps://www.google.com/search?hl=all&sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

    URL: https://encrypted.google.com/search?{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

    Make Google SSL search default in Chrome

  • Click on the OK button and then click on Make Default to make this new search engine your default Google Chrome search engine.
  • Now, when you will type gssl in the Google Chrome address bar and press tab, it will automatically use Google secured search engine.

    gssl

After you make a search query using the custom Google secured search engine in Google Chrome, you will the results displayed using the new https Google secured search page as shown in the screenshot below:

google secured search results

P.S. Just a small tip: Regarding the custom search engine keyword, it is fully customizable and you can use your own keywords which you are comfortable with. Here, I have used gssl as I found it short, easy to type and remember. You can use anything like googlessl, googlesecure, etc… :)

Without doubt, Google SSL search is a step in the right direction. I suggest you give it a shot, and please leave your opinion in the comments!

Update: Article updated. Thanks to Anonymous for the tip.