Default search provider URL for suggestions

Specifies the URL for the search engine used to provide search suggestions. The URL contains the string '{searchTerms}', which is replaced at query time by the text the user has entered so far.

This policy is optional. If you don't configure it, users won't see search suggestions; they will see suggestions from their browsing history and favorites.

Bing's suggest URL can be specified as:


Google's suggest URL can be specified as: '{google:baseURL}complete/search?output=chrome&q={searchTerms}'.

This policy is applied only if you enable the 'DefaultSearchProviderEnabled' (Enable the default search provider) and 'DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL' (Default search provider search URL) policies.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the 'ManagedSearchEngines' (Manage Search Engines) policy.

Example value:{searchTerms}

Supported on: Microsoft Edge version 77, Windows 7 or later

Default search provider URL for suggestions

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
Value NameDefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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