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how does one permanently remove bing ?
every time i open firefox i have to click on the search icon and "change search settings", because , even though i have removed it, the insidious bing has reappeared as the default search engine. i remove bing again, choose yahoo secure search; but if i exit firefox, vile bing will be back when i next open firefox. also, if i open the add-ons manager folder and click on extensions, i just get a blank page. thank you
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Try this article How to fix preferences that won't save.
many thanks to diego victor
Bing may come back with every Firefox update, It is coded inside of Firefox as one of the default search engine for en-US localization and may be a default search engine in other localizations.
The best you can do is to go into Search Setting for "One Click search engines" and 'click' on it to remove the check-mark to hide it in the UI for the One Click selector panel.