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I NEED THE STEPS TO REMOVE SEARCH ENGINES WHICH WERE ADD-ONS!!!!!!!!!!

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PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TO UNCHECK THE BOXES, THAT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE TELL ME THE STEPS TO REMOVE THE SEARCH ENGINE ADD-ONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE THEM. I WANT TO REMOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TO UNCHECK THE BOXES, THAT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE TELL ME THE STEPS TO REMOVE THE SEARCH ENGINE ADD-ONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NOT TRYING TO HIDE THEM. I WANT TO REMOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wesley Branton
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It sounds like you have a third party program that has taken over your search engine, home page, and/or the default new tab page. Fortunately, this can be remedied easily:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  3. Select the toolbar you wish to remove.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Click "Restart now" if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

After Firefox restarts, install the Search Reset Tool. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox.

For further information, please read Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

Did this fix the problem? Please let us know!


If the above does not work, I suggest running AdwCleaner.

It sounds like you have a third party program that has taken over your search engine, home page, and/or the default new tab page. Fortunately, this can be remedied easily: # Click the menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]] and choose Add-ons. # In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel. # Select the toolbar you wish to remove. # Click the Remove button. # Click "Restart now" if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart. After Firefox restarts, install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Search Reset Tool]. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox. For further information, please read [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]. Did this fix the problem? Please let us know! ---- If the above does not work, I suggest running [https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/ AdwCleaner].

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This doesn't work because the "You Tube" search engine is not showing up in the Add-ons Manager tab, Extensions panel.

Why don't you add "You Tube" search to your Firefox and then try to remove it? Then tell me the real steps that work. Thank you.

This doesn't work because the "You Tube" search engine is not showing up in the Add-ons Manager tab, Extensions panel. Why don't you add "You Tube" search to your Firefox and then try to remove it? Then tell me the real steps that work. Thank you.
cor-el
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You can use this chrome URI in the location/address bar to open the previously used window to manage search engines and possibly bookmark this page.

  • chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul
You can use this chrome URI in the location/address bar to open the previously used window to manage search engines and possibly bookmark this page. *chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul