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"an unknown change was detected ... keeps popping up how to get rid of it?


the following message keeps popping up on Firefox

Browser settings change An unknown change was detected on your browser's search settings: Keep my current settings. I am aware of this change and approve it.

how can I get rid of it?

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...


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mattwright82 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

You probably have the babylon toolbar installed somehow. Go to Tools > Add-Ons and uninstall it. You may have to uninstall from the control panel as well.

gohanrage 0 solutions 1 answers

I have this same problem its very annoying I am constantly having to confirm that I want the change I made to stay if I don't then it goes back to the previous search engine. I do not have Babylon Toolbar installed. I went to Tools > Add-Ons and it wasn't there.

anielsen 0 solutions 2 answers

problem starts when you edit default search engine list.

temporary solution: click the search engine selector pulldown and click manage search engines. click restore defaults. unfortunately you now have to wade through the list of possibilities again but will stop getting alerts.

Mozilla please fix this-only a temporary solution for those who do not want the default list.