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Keyword.url is set to google, but the adress bar still searches with bing.


I suspect this is something that Windows did rather than Firefox, but since it affects Firefox, hopefully someone can figure out how to stop the problem. I've gone into about:config and changed the keyword.url to the "I'm feeling lucky" Google search, but when I type something into the adress bar ( The word "google" for example ) Firefox does a Bing search for the term. Anyone know how I can fix this? The normal way to fix it doesn't seem to work. I'm using chrome in the meantime, but I really do prefer Firefox.

I've got Windows 7 64-bit, and Comcast cable

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4

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1) ---> in the browser's address bar type, about:config 2) ---> in the Filter type, Keyword.URL 2.5) ---> right-click it and select Modify (or double click it if you want) 3) ---> now type, http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=

all done! congrats!! :D ok fine you can close the about:config tab -_-

TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

Due to a recent Windows update, the instructions by outlaw may or may not correct your problem. See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Removing+the+Search+Helper+Extension+and+Bing+Bar

In some cases the above article does not resolve the problem with URL/location bar searches being redirected to Bing when entering a single word in the URL/location bar. There are several lengthy discussion threads on this forum and on the http://forums.mozillazine.org/ forums See: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&tbs=qdr%3Am&q=%22site%3Asupport.mozilla.com+bing+replace+google%22&btnG=Search https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&tbs=qdr%3Am&q=%22site%3Aforums.mozillazine.org+bing+google%22&btnG=Search