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On my computer Mozilla's default searcher is Yahoo, while on another computer Mozilla's default searcher is Google. How could I make Google be Mozilla's default searcher on my computer too?


When I open the default web site of Firefox on my computer, and write something, it searches according to Yahoo. There is another computer on which if I write something on the default web site of Firefox, it searches according to Google. I want the default web site of Firefox to search according to Google on my computer too. I tried to change my default searcher many ways, but I did not manage. Yahoo is ineradicable! I cancelled my Firefox, and downloaded again, but the default searcher remained Yahoo. What could I do to get free of Yahoo?

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Question owner

Dear Gryllida,

thank you very much for your message, but sorrowly it was not helpful to me. I did what you suggested:  I reset my keyword.URL and chose Google as my search engine, but nothing has changed. Do you have another idea?
With best regards
Gryllida 76 solutions 892 answers

Please try to create a new Firefox profile and check for the issue there.