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How do I change the language of my Google search box back to english?


When I search using the Google search box at top right of page the results are all in German. I want to change back to English.

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If the Google (Firefox) or Yahoo home page is in the wrong language then see:

Google.com in English - always '.com': https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/51000

amytvt 0 solutions 1 answers

when I go to those pages - I cannot read the language in order to make the changes. Is there something re: the firefox download that made this happen? Can someone walk me through how to change?

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Try to clear the Google cookies.

Remove Cookies from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

You can also visit this Google site to got to the international English Google site (also accessible via a link at the bottom of localized Google pages):