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I delete Google from the list of available search engines, but it keeps reappearing

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I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a potential search engine. Although I could just ignore Google, I don't like it there. Firefox is the most configurable browser, and it does respect users' decisions and preferences, except in this matter. How can I permanently delete Google from my search engines list?

I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a potential search engine. Although I could just ignore Google, I don't like it there. Firefox is the most configurable browser, and it does respect users' decisions and preferences, except in this matter. How can I permanently delete Google from my search engines list?

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FredMcD
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ Google “ Anything.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine

Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''(<Control> ''[Mac=<Command>]'' <Shift> A) ''' In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select '''Extensions. ''' Remove “ Google “ '''Anything. ''' Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine Now do the same in the computer’s '''Programs Folder. ''' '''Windows:''' Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. '''Mac:''' Open the '''Applications''' folder. '''Linux:''' Check your user manual.
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

If the above doesn't do the trick, would you please take a look at the article :

How to fix preferences that won't save

If the above doesn't do the trick, would you please take a look at the article : [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save How to fix preferences that won't save]
cor-el
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Try to rename/remove search.json.mozlz4 in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to reset the search engine registry file.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

Try to rename/remove <b>search.json.mozlz4</b> in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to reset the search engine registry file. You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the <b>about:profiles</b> page. *Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Directory:<br>Windows: Show Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox