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Why will firefox not allow me to change the home page


I am running firefox on vista laptop and since one of the upgrades of firefox I have now a automatic homepage of http://www.searchqu.com/406. I have tried to change it several times to various pages and it does not hold the address, not even a blank one. This happens even if I only close the browser for a split second. Can I please get some advise on this matter.

Many Thanks

Simon Donnelly

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Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

Type about:config in the Location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key. When you see a warning, click I'll be careful, I promise! button.

  • Preferences that have been modified are shown as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be Reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.

-> In the Filter bar, type searchqu

  • This will show all searchqu related preferences.
  • Reset all searchqu related Preferences to their Default values (right-click a preference and click Reset)

-> Close the about:config tab and then Restart Firefox.

Check and tell if its working.

Question owner

Thank you for your quick response however this has not resolved the problem. I even tried to set the address manually but that did not work. Any more suggestions please.

Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

Restore the default home page

IF it still doesn't work, see this:

Preferences are not saved

Check and tell if its working.

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See these threads about searchqu:

Question owner

Thanks for the help tried various things, even found it to effected IE so deleted and unistalled all now working.