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When I type into the address bar, yahoo search results appear. this just started happening, it was showing google search results previously. how do I get google results instead of yahoo?

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If I type "NBA" into the address bar, I will get results from yahoo. I don't want yahoo results, I want Google results. This just started happening today. How do I get Google search results to show after typing into the address bar?

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  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
  3. Locate the preference keyword.URL, right-click on it and choose Reset

This will restore it to Google.

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Chosen Solution

  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
  3. Locate the preference keyword.URL, right-click on it and choose Reset

This will restore it to Google.

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Thank you!!!! it worked.

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You're welcome

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I have this problem, but my keyword.URL is set to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q= And the "reset" option is grayed out, presumably because I already HAVE the default setting. Nevertheless, I'm still getting results from Yahoo. When I type "Yahoo" into the about.config filter, I get a huge list of Yahoo related settings, none of which I have a clue about. I do have the Yahoo toolbar installed in Firefox, which I use from time to time, but I didn't want Yahoo taking over my URL based searching. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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1. type "about:config" into the address bar (without the quotes) and hit enter. 2. type "keyword" in the find field 3. double click keyword.URL 4. replace that URL with this:

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&q=

That will make it give you Google results.

If you put in this:

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

then you get the "I'm Feeling Lucky" behavior.

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TonyE and apostlejw, tried both of your solutions with no luck. *STILL* giving me Yahoo Search results every time I type in to address bar. FWIW, my problem only began on the day that I switched ISP's (from DSL to Insight Cable). I'm wondering if the ISP is intercepting my searches and causing me to get "Yahoo Search' results, whether I like it or not?

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I have tried it both ways including manually entering your google string ....NOTHING is changing it back to google. When I open a window I get google BUT when I open a tab, I get yahoo! Help!

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I've tried the solutions noted here to no avail. Yahoo always comes back even if I manage to get a few google searches (via keyword.url editing) after a few searches, Yahoo returns.

Can anything be done?

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TonyE's solution worked with NO problems. You must type in the colon!

I love you TonyE.  Thanks for your help!  :-)
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this topic should not be marked "Solved"...when an ISP (like Insight) is hijacking your search, reseting keyword.URL will not fix it