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wrong search engine opens unless I use alt-tab

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have set startpage.com as default search engine. ERROR: When I enter search words in address bar and press alt-tab, opens google(same page) instead of startpage. GOOD: When I enter search in search bar at top right press enter, it opens startpage on same page. GOOD: When I enter search in search bar at top right OR in address bar and press alt-tab, opens startpage in new tab.

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Change search engine in address/location/awesome bar:

you must modify keyword.url in about:config

type in the address bar about:config

then press the button i'll be careful i promise

then type in the bar keyword.url

then right-click on it, select modify, type https://startpage.com/do/search?language=english&cat=web&query= (for startpage), click OK,

exit firefox and restart-it.



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Thanks - it works!