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how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

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I just updated to firefox 12, but in the home page of firefox(default homepage), it always search using yahoo search engine, how can i convert it to search using google search engine?

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Hi ,

You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article Search bar - Easily choose your favorite search engine. Your default search might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage and change your search engine.

If the address bar search has been changed as well, you might want to take a look at Search the web from the Address Bar.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

If you are specifically talking about the about:home page then follow these steps by the-edmeister:

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad - copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a\"}";void(0);}


Hopefully this helps!

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Hi ,

You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article Search bar - Easily choose your favorite search engine. Your default search might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage and change your search engine.

If the address bar search has been changed as well, you might want to take a look at Search the web from the Address Bar.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

If you are specifically talking about the about:home page then follow these steps by the-edmeister:

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad - copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a\"}";void(0);}


Hopefully this helps!

Question owner

Really great thanks, i appreciate your help :)