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I want to remove the yahoo search bar from Firefox and use the google search bar.


I did go to about:config and made the keyword.URL to default (Google). It is not getting affected. Please help me to know how can I set it in Firefox.

I need to remove yahoo search from my Firefox and use the Google search. I did the following steps for the same. about:config, searched keyword:URL and reset to default.

But the change is not getting affected. Pls help

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AlexanderRM 0 solutions 2 answers

This question appears to be the same as this one: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/665329#answer-196910 & see my reply there, if that helps.

Mindy.Saunders 0 solutions 3 answers

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I got the Yahoo search bar without realizing it while downloading a free program. There should be a law against companies loading things such as this without express permission. Anyway, I was able to remove it from Firefox as follows: In the Yahoo search bar at the top right of your page there is a down arrow. Click on it and you will see a short list of choices and one is "Manage Search Engines". Click on that and remove Yahoo (and any others you don't want) from the list. I removed all except Google and now my Google search bar is back. Yay! Hope this works for you, too!

davidneibig 0 solutions 1 answers

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Work around that I have used (my machine is running Windows XP SP3 might work on other systems as well):

1) Ensure Firefox is closed, if necessary read this in another browser

2. Open the Firefox directory on the hard drive (typically: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox)

3. Go into the 'searchplugins' folder

4. Delete the file named 'yahoo.xml'

5. Immediately restart your machine