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Is there a way to set your default map?

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I would like to make Google Map as my default map in Firefox. Can I do this? Thanks!

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Hi Phuztone, do you mean when you search for an address, you want it to come up on Google Maps? I think by default searches would come up on Google's Web results with a link to maps, so there would be an extra click there. However, I don't think Firefox can detect that you are searching an address and switch your search engine automatically.

If the problem is that some other mapping site is coming up that you do not want, one possible culprit would be an extension. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.

If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:

Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything map-related, or suspicious, or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.

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Hi Phuztone, do you mean when you search for an address, you want it to come up on Google Maps? I think by default searches would come up on Google's Web results with a link to maps, so there would be an extra click there. However, I don't think Firefox can detect that you are searching an address and switch your search engine automatically.

If the problem is that some other mapping site is coming up that you do not want, one possible culprit would be an extension. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.

If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:

Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything map-related, or suspicious, or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.

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Thanks...I will all this a try!! Thanks for taking the time to post!

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