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How to force all searches to go to default search engine?
If I type `amazon [some word]` in the address bar and hit return, Firefox uses the Amazon site search engine, instead of Google. For example, if I type `amazon associates`, I get redirected to `https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=associates`. (See attachment.)
Other searches without the `amazon` prefix work as expected--I get the Google search results.
How can I force Firefox to always use Google, without exception? Google is set as my default search engine.
hm, then the only explanation left afaik is that you may have a bookmark with the amazon keyword somewhere in your library that performs this search...Read this answer in context 👍 1
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hi, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an (amazon) addon is interfering here...
That didn't help unfortunately. I actually don't have any add-ons installed, just a theme. I do use Firefox sync.
hm, then the only explanation left afaik is that you may have a bookmark with the amazon keyword somewhere in your library that performs this search...
Ah, you're right! Search through my bookmarks for "amazon" turned up one with the keyword "amazon"; deleting it fixed my problem--thanks!
I think this is exactly the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1066931 BTW (didn't find it in my previous search) however it doesn't seem possible to link this question to that one, or post an answer there.