Back when Mozilla made the big switch from Google to Yahoo it was announced that the new version would change your search provider to Yahoo. I accepted this and after th… (read more)
Back when Mozilla made the big switch from Google to Yahoo it was announced that the new version would change your search provider to Yahoo. I accepted this and after the install changed back to Google as I really don't find the Yahoo search results as relevant or well organized as Google's. However, every update since then overwrites my search settings with Yahoo - no notification or anything, just the next time I use search I get Yahoo and then have to go in and change my settings back... again.
How can I stop this? Is there a switch that I'm missing that would lock part or all of my settings even across version upgrades? If I had a single computer and the updates were infrequent I'd probably just ignore the issue but the updates happen regularly and I have several computers between home and work. It's getting old having to constantly go reset the settings.
I get that Mozilla makes money from their Yahoo deal but give users a choice and be above board about it. It might even sway people if a box popped up after the new version that said something like "Help us maintain funds to continue this great product by switching to Yahoo as your search engine [blah blah blah]" and let us choose yes (change) or no (keep the current settings). Stealth tactics of overwriting those settings with no warning is frustrating and will encourage people to switch browsers.