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"Bing" has become default search engin, want "Google" back, how 2 do it.


I have "google" as my default search engine in IE preferences, USED to be in firefox also, a few days ago, "bing" shows up as search engine. I cannot find "bing" under ANY program stuff anywhere to remove it. What happened, and how do I get "google" back? Even if I type in "google" in the location bar & hit "enter' it switches back to "bing."

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Every time Firefox opened

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a few days ago

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I don't use "chrome,," but I followed the instructions and had to go a little deeper into the "preference" stuff. If you type in "browser" it gives the full list of related info, found 2 other locations where "bing" was listed, "home page" was one of those, changed all to "google" and it worked.

Thanks again!

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.


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1)enter " about:config " in mozilla address bar 2)type "babylon" or "bing" in search box 3)reset all the search results (right-click on the result) 4)type "keyword.url" in search box 5)right click on the keyword.url - modify 6)copy &paste "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en-GB&q= " for google as default search engine