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How do I change the address bar search provider in FF4

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I installed a program which made Yahoo my default search engine. I deleted it under manage search engines and chose Google there, but Yahoo is still my default search engine in the address bar even though I tried going to about:config-typing in keyword URL - right clicking on modify- and changing to Google.

If I type a search word in the address bar Yahoo search results come up. I would rather use the get lucky feature of Google. How to I get rid of Yahoo as the ADDRESS BAR default search engine. I looked in add-ons, plug-ins, extensions and no sighn of Yahoo to delete. Help!

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


You can modify the pref keyword.URL on the about:config page to use Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" or Google's "Browse By Name".


Modified by cor-el