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how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

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Google was my search engine anytime I would type just keywords into the line where you type web addresses. However, I somehow must have uploaded a new search engine called 'Inbox', which I don't care for, and now I have to type keywords into the search to the right of the screen to use google. I would like to make google my permanent search engine when using Firefox. Any suggestions? I thought I had already deleted the inbox toolbar, but it didn't change my search engine. I am not so computer savvy so...

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Google was my search engine anytime I would type just keywords into the line where you type web addresses. However, I somehow must have uploaded a new search engine called 'Inbox', which I don't care for, and now I have to type keywords into the search to the right of the screen to use google. I would like to make google my permanent search engine when using Firefox. Any suggestions? I thought I had already deleted the inbox toolbar, but it didn't change my search engine. I am not so computer savvy so... == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == don't know how or when

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moses
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There should be a toolbar next to the address bar that looks like the one in the screenshot attached. Click that arrow pointing to it to change your default search engine

There should be a toolbar next to the address bar that looks like the one in the screenshot attached. Click that arrow pointing to it to change your default search engine
pharies 0 solutions 1 answers

This does not work. inbox is not even listed in my possible search engines yet it still is the default when I type something in the web page address bar. Please help

This does not work. inbox is not even listed in my possible search engines yet it still is the default when I type something in the web page address bar. Please help
silkphoenix 90 solutions 1254 answers
Please read this article to see if it helps: http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?comments_parentId=438250&forumId=1
midget2 0 solutions 6 answers

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I had this problem to, drove me insane for weeks. Eventually i found out how to solve the problem though:

1. Open a new tab and in the address bar, type in "about:config" (without the quotations)

2. A little warning pops up, just press ok and move on.

3. In the filter search type in "inbox" (without the quotations)

4. Right-click on any of the results that pop-up and click reset.

That solved the problem for me, and hopefully it will for you as well.

I had this problem to, drove me insane for weeks. Eventually i found out how to solve the problem though: 1. Open a new tab and in the address bar, type in "about:config" (without the quotations) 2. A little warning pops up, just press ok and move on. 3. In the filter search type in "inbox" (without the quotations) 4. Right-click on any of the results that pop-up and click reset. That solved the problem for me, and hopefully it will for you as well.

Modified by midget2