How to remove "search Google for image" in Brave browser

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 12, 2020
Brave, Internet

When you right-click on an image in the Brave web browser, you may get an "search Google for image" context menu entry. The context menu lists several other options including the ability to copy the image address or to save the image.

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Not all Brave users see the entry in the context menu when they right-click on images.  It may be puzzling at first, but it is explained easily. The context menu entry is only displayed if Google Search is the default search engine of the Brave browser. If you have switched to a different web browser, you won't see the option to search the image on Google.

The explanation helps when it comes to hiding (or showing) the entry. There is no option unfortunately to toggle the context menu entry. The only option that you have is to change the search engine.

If you want to see it, you need to make Google Search the default in Brave. If you don't want it, you need to switch to a different search provider in the browser.

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Do the following to change the default search provider in the Brave browser:

  1. Select Menu > Settings > Search engine, or open the address brave://settings/search directly in the browser's address bar.
  2. Change the search engine under "Search engine used in the address bar".
    1. To hide "search Google for image": select a different (non-Google) search engine.
    2. To show "search Google for image": select Google as the search engine.
  3. Note that you may also select "manage search engines to use a custom search engine that Brave does not suggest by default. The browser picks up other search engines as you use them but you may also add a custom search engine directly using the "add" button on the page.

Now you: which search engine do you use in your browser of choice?

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  1. Addermc said on August 30, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Wow! Some of these people scare me!! Brave is millions times better than google chrome. Not your cup of tea then do what’s called “Research”. Try GNU Icecat or if android try Bromite browsers even with search engines like,, or But out of the box, Brave browser is the best browser available. Tor browser is way too slow. And Mozilla Firefox? Only after all the extension needed and digging out the privacy items to toggle. But then you now have a very special browser fingerprint which is much easier to pinpoint and track. Regardless what is used it’s an uphill battle about privacy and until those idiots called the government does something about it, it’s only going to get worse. Example. Ad blockers can give out a specific fingerprint also. Thanks Mozilla for bringing out fingerprinting discovery to light. Meant as Sarcasm.

  2. Slim said on August 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I switched from Brave to Vivaldi, and am so glad I did. Brave had so many problems… I just wish I didn’t take so long to dump it.

  3. Alex said on August 12, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I really wanted to like DDG, I even have it as the default search engine.
    Unfortunately the results are consistently worse than Google’s and practically useless if I am trying to search for something that is more specific, less popular and involves several search words.

    I end up appending !g to most of my searches (redirection to Google) to get anything useful, which kind of defeats the purpose.

  4. Allwynd said on August 12, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Ewww… does Brave still sport that vomit colored purple-orange gradient in its Settings? That’s so disgusting and nauseating, I wish they either kept the original Settings from Chrome or opted for some sky blue gradient that looks more pleasant to look at.

    The developers of Brave or whoever made that call has a horrible aesthetics taste… or in other words none at all.

    1. Sebas said on August 12, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      @ Allwynd Choose display image on the new page tab. (not the sponsored ones). As Iron Heart says this color scheme just shows up in the settings menu.

    2. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      I agree that barebones Chromium looks more laid back and most “professional”, if you will. Firefox has those cringeworthy smilies in the default browser and update settings, which is also ridiculous.

      That being said, why is that such a big issue for you? The settings should be one of the lesser used parts of the browser (after initially setting it up), no? The color scheme you mentioned is not really present anywhere in Brave except for the settings menu.

  5. Sebas said on August 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Different profiles in Brave with different search engines: MetaGer, Qwant Lite and Google.

  6. Yuliya said on August 12, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Yandex is the best for images. There’s also less censorship in web results compared to Google.

    1. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 10:28 am
      1. Yuliya said on August 12, 2020 at 2:58 pm

        I don’t mean Yandex.Browser, but Yandex, the search engine, as a direct response to “which search engine do you use in your browser of choice?”.

      2. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 3:34 pm


        Makes no difference, the search engine is a privacy nightmare as well. Might as well use Google or Bing.

      3. Yuliya said on August 12, 2020 at 5:04 pm


      4. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm


        You are certainly getting there! You now also know that Windows 10 LTSC is still spyware despite you having toggled a random switch MS threw your way. That was the second time I truthpilled you within a span of two weeks now, though you are still ungrateful. :…(

      5. Yuliya said on August 12, 2020 at 5:41 pm


      6. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm

        You summarized the mild amusement I get out of your comments pretty well in your last comment. Thumbs up for reading my mind!

      7. Yuliya said on August 12, 2020 at 5:55 pm

        Glad I brighten your day.

      8. Iron Heart said on August 12, 2020 at 6:47 pm

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