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Firefix on Samsung only opening Google search

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Installed Firefox on Samsung Galaxy Flip3 5G cell telephone. Launch Firefox and Google search opens up. Cannot get rid of Google search in order to go to a website using Firefox. Able to type in the web address in Google search but it won't let me open the website through Google. How do I undo this Google mess and apply the correct settings? The only other option I've accidentally come across is a feature to select one of six search engines. Step-by-step would be appreciated because I am not an IT expert. BTW, I am typing this on a desktop PC.

Installed Firefox on Samsung Galaxy Flip3 5G cell telephone. Launch Firefox and Google search opens up. Cannot get rid of Google search in order to go to a website using Firefox. Able to type in the web address in Google search but it won't let me open the website through Google. How do I undo this Google mess and apply the correct settings? The only other option I've accidentally come across is a feature to select one of six search engines. Step-by-step would be appreciated because I am not an IT expert. BTW, I am typing this on a desktop PC.

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Hi

This support article should be able to help you change the default search provider in Firefox for Android:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-my-default-search-engines-firefox-android

I hope that this helps.

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That helped, sorta. Thanks.

It seems to only allow me to remove one search engine and automatically replaces that with a second search engine. I was able to reduce, somewhat, all of the annoying drop down list of URL names from appearing. Now, only one URL address that I don't want appears in the address bar when I type the first letter of the URL that I actually want to go to. If there's a way to keep the address bar "clean" while I try to type the address I want to go to that would be wonderful. I tried to find it by going to cell phone Settings (not Settings in the Firefox app) and read through that Samsung scrambled hodge-podge of not-alphabetical order list of items. No luck there.

I also tried to add Privacy Badge. It was able to download but wouldn't open/install. There's another app needed to do that?

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Found the way to keep the search engine from taking over the address bar when trying to type in an address. Thank you

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Okay, great news.

Is everything all resolved now?