search engines bing/google
wondered if anyonme can help.
Firefox keeps automatically changing my search engine from google, to bing. My defualt engine is goole, i have deleted bing, but everytime i type anything in the search bar, it goes to google, and then quickly changes to bing. I cant even copy and paste a google search from chrome, as it just changed that to bing too!!
I have tried everything and nothing works.... i hate bing and do not want to use it, so why is firefox forcing me too?? PLEASE HELP!!
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You can check for recently installed suspicious or unknown extensions.
Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or if userChrome.css/userContent.css is causing the problem.
- switch to the Default System theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
- do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window
If clearing the "Restore Default Search Engines" on the "Settings -> Search" page doesn't work, try to rename/remove search.json.mozlz4 in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to rebuild the search engines registry.
You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).
- Help -> More Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Folder/Directory:
Windows: Open Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder
Firefox will rebuild search.json.mozlz4 from the built-in search engines.