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change search engine in navigation bar

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for some reason I always automatically type my search entries into the navigation bar rather than the search bar. It used to default to google search, now it defaults to yahoo search, which I hate. I cannot figure out how to change the search engine that the navigation bar uses! (I know how to change the one the search bar uses)

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kuteng 0 solutions 2 answers
  1. Type about:config in the navigation bar
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise!"
  3. In Filter, type "browser.search.defaultenginename"
  4. Double click the string
  5. Type "Google" for Google Search.
  6. Click "OK"
  7. Restart Firefox

The search engine should default to Google

Modified by kuteng

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration 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".