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Why does Firefox keep defaulting to Yahoo search instead of Google regardless of correcting the preference?

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Not much more to say really, started a week ago so i changed my home page pref's etc and it just goes back to yahoo. deleted firefox and reinstalled version 17 same problem?

Not much more to say really, started a week ago so i changed my home page pref's etc and it just goes back to yahoo. deleted firefox and reinstalled version 17 same problem?

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cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance). *Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved