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how do I change my ff default search engine HOME PAGE from google to duckduckgo?


I tried going to about:config,went to browser.search.defaultenginename.-entered duckduckgo-and ff STILL opens with google.I do not want google.At all.

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Every time Firefox opened

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2

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Change the default search engine in about:home it is a little difficult see :


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