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How to specify a search results region and language different than IP address

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Hello, is there a way to specify search results language and region that differs from the VPN?

Located in USA, but since getting a VPN (Proton) that uses Dutch IP addresses, search results are sometimes shown for Netherlands websites, shown in Dutch, with prices listed in Euros. The Firefox menus still display in English, so it's just the search results.

Tried selecting the following under Settings > Language: 1. Set the 1st & 2nd languages to English. 2. Set the preferred language as English. 3. Installed all the European language translation packages in the hope it would facilitate translation. 4. Viewed Translations to request translation of Dutch, but the UI does not allow adding a language (bug?).

Results continue to intermittently display in Dutch. Tried adding Dutch as the 3rd language, in case it might activate the Translations option, but it did not.

There doesn't seem to be a regions setting, and the Location Permissions dialog does not allow adding websites to the list (bug?).

Any suggestions appreciated.

Hello, is there a way to specify search results language and region that differs from the VPN? Located in USA, but since getting a VPN (Proton) that uses Dutch IP addresses, search results are sometimes shown for Netherlands websites, shown in Dutch, with prices listed in Euros. The Firefox menus still display in English, so it's just the search results. Tried selecting the following under Settings > Language: 1. Set the 1st & 2nd languages to English. 2. Set the preferred language as English. 3. Installed all the European language translation packages in the hope it would facilitate translation. 4. Viewed Translations to request translation of Dutch, but the UI does not allow adding a language (bug?). Results continue to intermittently display in Dutch. Tried adding Dutch as the 3rd language, in case it might activate the Translations option, but it did not. There doesn't seem to be a regions setting, and the Location Permissions dialog does not allow adding websites to the list (bug?). Any suggestions appreciated.

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Hi

You may want to look into the Proton VPN settings to change the locale to be in the US.

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It depends on your search engine, Google will use your IP address unless you override the region in Quick Settings (gear icon) > Languages > Results region.