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How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo


how do i change my default search engine (keyword search engine) to google? when i installed ff4rc it changed to yahoo but i dont want that.

I looked in the normal help files but what was there didn't work.

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Every time Firefox opened

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i installed ff4rc

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Jamie100297 1 solutions 2 answers

For my computer it was my D-Link router. Follow this link http://www.hacksparrow.com/dlinksearch-hijacks-browser-disable-dlinksearch-com-search.html

techispot 0 solutions 1 answers

I have find the solution for this problem at : http://www.techispot.com/tips-and-tricks/change-search-engine-of-firefox

Shree 0 solutions 1 answers

This is amazing. Thanks.

movalian 0 solutions 1 answers

Many thanks I have been trying to do this for weeks, had to change two lines old search was "my search" that downloaded when I downloaded another web page thanks again and so simple to do.

Modified by movalian

andrew ammerlaan 1 solutions 5 answers

firefox uses yahoo as search engine on about:home i would like to change this to google i tried everything posted here but nothing works plese help

firefox does use google in the address bar i use an add-onn for this named instant fox

andrew ammerlaan 1 solutions 5 answers

i downloaded firefox beta and now the search engine is google

firstname 0 solutions 1 answers

I am having the best reply. Firstly i was also having this problem. Now you get rid of all this mess (i feel)........

1. Type 'about:config' in the address bar

2. Press enter/return key

3. Click on 'I'll be careful, I promise!'

4. type 'browser.search.defaultthis.engineName'

5. change/modify the value to 'http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q='

6.type 'browser.search.defaulturl'

7. change/modify the value to 'http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q='

8. type 'browser.search.defaultenginename'

9. change/modify the value to 'http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q='

10. type 'browser.search.selectedEngine'

11. change/modify the value to 'http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q='

12. After doing all this restart firefox and get rid of the problem

sit back and enjoy dude :)

Rajeev.iitkgp 0 solutions 1 answers

hi... try this. go to the url bar type about:config and accept "i ll be careful-i promise". look for keyword.url . double click on keyword.url . copy this link http://www.google.co.in/search?&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q= and paste it into it... it will change your search engine to google.. thanks.

timbuck 0 solutions 1 answers

To stop the address bar changing from Google to Yahoo disable the McAfee site adviser the site adviser has away of changing the default search engine.

henalijino 0 solutions 1 answers

This link has simple method to add google as default search engine in ie. [http://ajoeblk.blogspot.in/2012/06/how-to-set-google-as-default-search....]