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How do I get rid of Bing?


When I last updated Firefox I somehow added Bing. How do I get rid of it?

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Bing is added to the search engines that you can use for searching via the search bar on the Navigation Toolbar. If Bing is selected then you can choose another search engine by clicking the search engines icon. Open Manage Search Engines and click "Restore defaults" is some are missing or do a search on the Mycroft site.

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You can open the about:config page via the location bar and do a search for bing via the Filter at the top of that page.
You can reset all bing related prefs via the right-click context menu to their default values.

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Duh, what's a location bar? Jim

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The location bar is the address bar where you type the address of a website to go to.

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