Several months ago for an unknown reason my right-click search changed from Bing to Google. How do I change it back? I'm on a Mac OS 10.4.11 and Firefox 3.6.25. I got a l… (read more)
Several months ago for an unknown reason my right-click search changed from Bing to Google. How do I change it back? I'm on a Mac OS 10.4.11 and Firefox 3.6.25. I got a little over my head and tried two things, one from an article here which says -
Changing the Internet Keyword service
You can specify any valid URL to perform the Internet Keyword searches by modifying the keyword.URL preference in the about:config page:
* To use the Browse by Name service from in earlier versions of Firefox, keyword.URL can be set to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=. Google will forward you to the relevant site if it finds a clear match. Otherwise, the search results page will be displayed.
* To use Yahoo!, set keyword.URL to http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=, Bing, set it to http://www.bing.com/search?q= and so on.
* To reset the Internet Keyword service to use a standard Google search Google's Browse by Name service, right-click hold down the Ctrl key while you click on keyword.URL and select Reset.
and one from an outside article which said to go to about:config, find Bing and replace it with the URL http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=
Neither worked and it's probably I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing beyond following those instructions. I suspect it might be because those solutions were meant for a different version of Firefox. I got out of there because I didn't want to screw anything up.
Anything else I need to add?