Cannot change search engine
Don't know if I asked this before but I'll asked anyway. As of a couple a days ago everything was OK with Firefox. I was running good,Google was my default search engine. Now it's Bing as search engine,no Firefox page and I can't change it. Tried change search engine but couldn't change it and can't get Firefox page back. Does anyone know how to fix this? I wish Microsoft would stop trying to shove there stuff down our throats. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Bob
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)
In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ Bing “ Anything.
Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch
Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.
Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.
Try to start Firefox in Safe Mode to see if that works better.
- Windows: hold down the Shift key while starting Firefox
- Mac: hold down the Options key while starting Firefox
You can 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 -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.
- Help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Profile Folder/Directory:
Windows: Open Folder; Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder
Firefox will rebuild search.json.mozlz4 from the builtin search engines.