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Google disappears on list of search engines on search bar

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I used to have Google as the default search engine on Firefox search bar. After Firefox was upgraded to 3.6, I noticed the search bar shows Yahoo as the search engine instead of Google. Google also disappeared from the list of search engine available on the search bar.

I used to have Google as the default search engine on Firefox search bar. After Firefox was upgraded to 3.6, I noticed the search bar shows Yahoo as the search engine instead of Google. Google also disappeared from the list of search engine available on the search bar.

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See if you can get back the missing search engines if you left-click the search engines icon and open Manage Search Engines and click Restore Defaults

You can try to delete search.sqlite and search.json in the Firefox Profile Folder

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_search_or_add_new_engines


You should check your plugins. You have two Flash plugins and two PDF plugins plus a few more plugins that need to be updated.
You can check that via https://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/

  1. Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  2. Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1
  3. Shockwave Flash 9.0 r28
  4. Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.00 for Netscape
  5. Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  6. Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers


You can find the old Flash 9.0 plugin file NPSWF32.DLL in the plugins folder within the Firefox program folder (C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\) and remove that file. Also remove the flashplayer.xpt file in the components folder.