I have started using Google’s Chrome browser recently and one thing which was bothering me, was that it kept redirecting to the Indonesian version of Google every time I loaded google.com. This was particularly annoying when I was trying to go to Google’s news page, where I couldn’t find any menu option to show English news.

After a little bit of digging today, I found the solution.

Click the settings tab in the top right corner (spanner icon) and then Options.

From the Basics tab, find the “Default search” option and click Manage.

Next, check which search engine is the default. Mine was set to Google’s Indonesia website: google.co.id, so you just need to click edit and change this to google.com

You might need to restart your browser for the change to take affect.