The Ecosia Group Policy Template for Chrome

Download the Group Policy Administrative Templates by clicking this Link. Unzip the archive and navigate to the Chrome folder.

The admx directory contains the main admx file together with its language resources (in the folder en-US).

To use the template follow these steps:
1. Copy the admx file together with the en-US folder to the correct place:

  • Local: %systemroot%\policyDefinitions (normally C:\Windows\policyDefinitions
  • Domain: %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions (normally C:\Windows\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions

2. Open the Group Policy administration tool. You can start group policy editor by typing gpedit.msc into the Windows command bar
3. Depending on the target of your policy (LOCAL_MACHINE or CURRENT_USER), expand either the Computer Configuration or User Configuration file browser
4. Navigate to Administrative TemplatesEcosiaGoogle ChromeDefault search provider
5. Enable all desired options

  • All options already have the correct default values to work with Ecosia 
  • Keep in mind that Enable the default search provider has to be enabled for any of the other options to take effect

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