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I want English as default language (FireFox for Mac) Preferences / Content / Choose a language It is set to English Yet on Googling it appears to be Polish

How do I change that ?

I want English as default language (FireFox for Mac) Preferences / Content / Choose a language It is set to English Yet on Googling it appears to be Polish How do I change that ?

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I found that links by clicking the gear icon on a results page, then Search Settings, then in the left navigation column, Languages. Probably better to bookmark the link.

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devagu 0 solutions 3 answers

Hi cor-el,

thank you for your quick reply, I will try another install. Yes, I really just meant the language of the menu bar, not single web sites. I'm on mac, so I'll try uninstalling it via appcleaner http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ .

so: removed firefox via appcleaner newly downloaded from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

you win. The only difference that I am aware of is that I previously downloaded the en-US from the Languages site, http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

I think I read previously that automatic updates of firefox automatically switch the language to the locality that the IP address gives away. This may have been how it switched, I had it en-US for a years and suddenly it was German. (Tools menu really is called Extras)

Thanks.

Hi cor-el, thank you for your quick reply, I will try another install. Yes, I really just meant the language of the menu bar, not single web sites. I'm on mac, so I'll try uninstalling it via appcleaner http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ . so: removed firefox via appcleaner newly downloaded from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ you win. The only difference that I am aware of is that I previously downloaded the en-US from the Languages site, http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ I think I read previously that automatic updates of firefox automatically switch the language to the locality that the IP address gives away. This may have been how it switched, I had it en-US for a years and suddenly it was German. (Tools menu really is called Extras) Thanks.

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My FF is uptodate, it is version 20.0 so I do not need an update Yet it still continues to annoy me with the language issue

My FF is uptodate, it is version 20.0 so I do not need an update Yet it still continues to annoy me with the language issue

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I think it is Google that creates the problem How do I change the default language for Google ?

I think it is Google that creates the problem How do I change the default language for Google ?
devagu 0 solutions 3 answers

I also didnt need an update - I just tried once again. Maybe it was the uninstalling via Appcleaner that removed the files where the language info was stored.

The Firefox installer asked whether it should import settings from Safari. So if you move everything to Safari first, you should not lose anything. But I'm not sure, I'd ccc the whole drive first.

Good luck

I also didnt need an update - I just tried once again. Maybe it was the uninstalling via Appcleaner that removed the files where the language info was stored. The Firefox installer asked whether it should import settings from Safari. So if you move everything to Safari first, you should not lose anything. But I'm not sure, I'd ccc the whole drive first. Good luck
jscher2000
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Hi minkowski, there's a setting for this on the .com site. I assume it is stored in a cookie, although it might be stored in your account settings if you search logged in to Google.

https://www.google.com/preferences#languages

Hi minkowski, there's a setting for this on the .com site. I assume it is stored in a cookie, although it might be stored in your account settings if you search logged in to Google. https://www.google.com/preferences#languages

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It seems that the problem is solved. But I need to follow up a few days to be sure. Right now it is OK.Thanks to jscer2000 I am still unable to guess where this setting resides. Where is it in the hierarchy ? I cant remember that link so I need a more intuitive guidance. I thought it maybe under account when I type Google. com ?

It seems that the problem is solved. But I need to follow up a few days to be sure. Right now it is OK.Thanks to jscer2000 I am still unable to guess where this setting resides. Where is it in the hierarchy ? I cant remember that link so I need a more intuitive guidance. I thought it maybe under account when I type Google. com ?

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jscher2000
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I found that links by clicking the gear icon on a results page, then Search Settings, then in the left navigation column, Languages. Probably better to bookmark the link.

I found that links by clicking the gear icon on a results page, then Search Settings, then in the left navigation column, Languages. Probably better to bookmark the link.
amo0809 0 solutions 1 answers

https://www.google.com/preferences#languages was helpful.

Since I'm in Japan, everything on the preferences page was in kanji, hiragana and katakana (no way for me to find where to click "English," or at least "Eigo" or "Eigoga") I found a website that can translate to these alphabets, so here's the kanji word for English, for others that need it:

英語

Here's the website, too: http://www.nihongodict.com/

https://www.google.com/preferences#languages was helpful. Since I'm in Japan, everything on the preferences page was in kanji, hiragana and katakana (no way for me to find where to click "English," or at least "Eigo" or "Eigoga") I found a website that can translate to these alphabets, so here's the kanji word for English, for others that need it: 英語 Here's the website, too: http://www.nihongodict.com/