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Can't "Restore Default Search Engines" or add Google as a search engine

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Trying to add Google as a search engine option and set it as default. I can do neither. I can't "Restore Default Search Engines" because the box is grayed out, and I can't add Google as a search engine because it doesn't give me the little "+ add search engine" option for that like it does for, say, Stackoverflow.

How can I add vanilla Google search default?

Thanks!

Trying to add Google as a search engine option and set it as default. I can do neither. I can't "Restore Default Search Engines" because the box is grayed out, and I can't add Google as a search engine because it doesn't give me the little "+ add search engine" option for that like it does for, say, Stackoverflow. How can I add vanilla Google search default? Thanks!

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Firefox should come with Google as an enabled search engine.

Try to rename/remove search.json.mozlz4 in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Firefox should come with Google as an enabled search engine.

Try to rename/remove search.json.mozlz4 in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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Hi Tim, if that doesn't help, could you take a look at an internal page listing active policies. To open that, type or page about:policies in the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it. Normally if you don't have an IT department managing your Firefox, it will say "The Enterprise Policies service is inactive." Does yours indicate any active policies?

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What search engines do you see in "Options/Preferences -> Search" ?