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I want to remove the "change search settings" button in the search bar and can't find any way to fix that.

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there … (read more)

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by malkamar 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Swagbucks searchs - get rid of on my MAC

I am running MAC OS 10.10.5 with Firefox 40.0.3. Signed up my wife for Swagbuck; however, now everytime I click the “+” to add a new window it open at “search.swagbucks.… (read more)

I am running MAC OS 10.10.5 with Firefox 40.0.3. Signed up my wife for Swagbuck; however, now everytime I click the “+” to add a new window it open at “search.swagbucks.com/?f=5” and not the window showing previously sites that i Have pinned. Now I did go into “extensions” removed the Swagbuck.com extension; went to preferences and changed homepage to the window i want and I did change the search engine to google and deleted “swagbucks” search engine and then I restarted Firefox. With all this I still get “search.swagbucks.com/?f=51“ whenever I click “+” to add a window.

I NEED HELP in getting rid of this annoying, in my opinion, “MALWARE”

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mike

Asked by regmikewall 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Find bar has disappeared

I have found a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/667651. But my problem is different. I can't get the find bar to appear. I have tried Ct… (read more)

I have found a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/667651. But my problem is different. I can't get the find bar to appear. I have tried Ctrl+f and Edit > Find. My window is maximized so can't be a hidden part of the window. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with Firefox 43.0.4.

Asked by malapradej 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to change a search engine for new tab?

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of… (read more)

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of search engines in search settings but to no avail. please assist anyone.

Asked by Mfundo 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Google times out no search started

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated… (read more)

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated firefox but still have the same problem. How do you update google maybe this will help?

Asked by jrodi 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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remove "mysearch.avg.com"

when I open a new tab via Firefox this "mysearch.avg.com" opens as our search engine even though we have google as our default. when we open chrome we do not have this pr… (read more)

when I open a new tab via Firefox this "mysearch.avg.com" opens as our search engine even though we have google as our default.

when we open chrome we do not have this problem...so this avg.com must be attached to Firefox not my computer.

what do you suggest we do?

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Asked by koollaid 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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As i would type in the search bar on Amazon.com, it used to suggest possible items below for me to select. That feature has stopped working only on Amazon. Why?

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work agai… (read more)

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work again. It was very helpful for searching on Amazon.com. It is only not working for Amazon. This autocomplete option still works on Google and Yahoo, just not Amazon. How do I make it work again?

Asked by antmojica 5 years ago

Answered by antmojica 5 years ago

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Tried all of your suggestions and still receive "Unable to connect" when using ANY search engine.

Cannot use any search engine in FF 40.0.3 on Macbook Pro model 9,2 with OS 10.8.5. Receive "Unable to connect" message when attempting to use a search engine. Websites o… (read more)

Cannot use any search engine in FF 40.0.3 on Macbook Pro model 9,2 with OS 10.8.5. Receive "Unable to connect" message when attempting to use a search engine. Websites other than Mozilla and search engines connect fine. FireFox 40.0.3 on a different Mac works fine with no problems.

In addition, I cannot access the FF "Get Add-Ons" page or the Mozilla home page. Search engines will not connect from either the search bar or their home page. Problem just started. I had previously updated to, and have been using, FF 40.0.3 without problem when it was issued. Attempted solutions have included FF refresh, run FF in safe mode, run with all plug-ins disabled, disabled hardware graphics acceleration. None of these corrected the problem.

Asked by txp99ff 4 years ago

Answered by txp99ff 4 years ago

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Where is the help icon?

I need to reset Firefox as I have Search Pile infecting my browser. I have run Malware bytes and Spy Hunter 4 but it has not alleviated the problem. If I go to my search … (read more)

I need to reset Firefox as I have Search Pile infecting my browser. I have run Malware bytes and Spy Hunter 4 but it has not alleviated the problem. If I go to my search engine and then open another tab, then Search Pile will be there. What can I do?

Asked by rudinski 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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When I press the triple bar, I don't get settings.

I wish to get rid of Yahoo search. It says to hit the triple bar on the right hand side of the tool bar and click settings. There are a number of options, but none of the… (read more)

I wish to get rid of Yahoo search. It says to hit the triple bar on the right hand side of the tool bar and click settings. There are a number of options, but none of them are settings. How do I get rid of Yahoo search?

Asked by billchristie 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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can the search bar open in new tab

so I'm reading some news and they mention a city, can I enter that city's name in the search bar and have the results open in a different tab instead of the news I'm read… (read more)

so I'm reading some news and they mention a city, can I enter that city's name in the search bar and have the results open in a different tab instead of the news I'm reading?

Asked by LVOpus 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Search multiple search engines with one keyword

Hi! I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are alr… (read more)

Hi!

I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are already installed, either from Mycroft¹ or by using Add to Search Bar² and configured with keywords. A keyword search for a separate site, f.i. "w" for "Wikipedia", works fine, but after a long research I couldn't find any extension or method, that will assign several already existent search engines to a keyword. This is mainly needed for dictionary lookups and searching across some related sites, so the ideal procedure would look as follows: The keyword "de" should search through several german-english dictionaries (like dict.cc, leo.org and so on), that are already configured as search engines with their own keywords.

The only way, that comes near this scenario is using OminBar³, which allows to use several keywords at once (e.g. "@a,e,w foo bar"), when performing a search from the search or the address bar respectively.

Powersearchers out there, please give me a hint how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance!

¹ http://mycroftproject.com ² https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/add-to-search-bar ³ https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/omnibar

Asked by sojusnik 6 years ago

Answered by sojusnik 6 years ago

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Own xml files in searchplugins folder not detected

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my… (read more)

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my files anymore. Under Firefox 37.0 and Kubuntu 14.10 every selfmade xml file like goo_year.xml was selectable. I can only add new searchengines/plugins from web . For example "Google Default" installs in ...home/.mozilla/firefox/(profile-name)../searchplugins/google-defaults.xml and there I could modify params. I can add &tbs=qdr:y and it works. But why is a copied and renamed abc.xml file not showing up ? Is there now a kind of database instead of only this files ?

Asked by hhgoten 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago