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How do I delete Yahoo as default search engine from my address bar . . .

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You can reset the pref keyword.URL to the default value or use one of the other values mentioned in this article.

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■ Location Bar ( Address Bar)

  • This uses Google by default for both keyword search and domain guessing you will need to reset within the "about.config" preferences you should need to read: Search the web from the address bar

■ Search Bar

  • I think that may also have google by default
  1. click the down arrow next to the icon
  2. click manage search engines
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Sorry i don't understand that. I want Google as my default but i seems to be showing as Yahoo? in my address bar. can yo give me step by step insturctions on what to do ? thanks you

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Is the pref keyword.URL set to Google?


Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

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sorry i don't understand what "pref keyword.URL" is?

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hi

in my about:config the keyword URl says http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p

i tried modifying it to replace "yahoo" with Google, but that didn't work. Should I remove the bit about "mcafee"?

thanks

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You can reset the pref keyword.URL to the default value or use one of the other values mentioned in this article.

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great, that did the trick, thank you very much everyone :)

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You're welcome

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Found it - sorry

Modified by RightPaddock

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These solutions only hide, but do not delete the search engine. I want Yahoo search engine removed from my computer, along with ebay, amazon etc. ones. I can "remove" them with the "manage" tool from the list of available engines, but they are still available in the default list. But my Yahoo engine (or a corrupted version) keeps trying to hijack Google, as revealed by McAfee. So I want them dead, buried and removed from the premises. They are just a hole ready for a worm to wriggle through.

How is this achieved?

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The default search engines can be found as xml files in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder.