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Why has 'Google custom search' come to ruin my life?

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to… (read more)

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to the usual search results, it takes me to this thing called 'Google custom search' which reminds me more of Bing than Google.. I hate Bing.. At the beginning when I first started using keyword.URL I got it to take me to the top result of a google search. After a while that stopped working and I had to click on it myself, which was fine, I guess. But now, it literally sucks ass with this custom search! I realize it's not a fault at your end but I still need help with it and I am lazy and I am desperate. PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS!!!!!

All Hail Gaben, Our Lord And Savior!

Asked by fucketachu 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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why does my privacy setting not keep from one session to the next?

when i i unclick the tab for search suggestions, every time i go back on line it undoes my choice and the tab is checked for search suggestions. how do i permanently keep… (read more)

when i i unclick the tab for search suggestions, every time i go back on line it undoes my choice and the tab is checked for search suggestions. how do i permanently keep monzilla from changing my settings?

Asked by sethpachino 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Search Window doesn't work after upgrade 41.0

I was using Firefox 38, and then upgraded to v41.0. After the upgrade, the search window no longer worked. I was able to click the magnifying glass to select the Search T… (read more)

I was using Firefox 38, and then upgraded to v41.0. After the upgrade, the search window no longer worked. I was able to click the magnifying glass to select the Search Tool, and I'm able to type in the window, but hitting "Enter" or the arrow does nothing.

I tried to downgrade back to v38, but this time, while I was able to do a search, I only had one Search Engine (I think it was Yahoo) and was unable to add more.

After reading that all of the Search Tools were installed by default, I reinstalled v41.0, it it seemed to work fine with all the Search Engines available, until the next way when it stopped working again.

Then yesterday I searched these forums, and found someone who had the same problem. They were told to Uninstall Firefox, reboot, then re-install, which I did. Again, it worked fine yesterday until I rebooted this morning, and it failed again.

I'm running Windows 7. This is very aggravating! Thanks for any help.

Asked by CriticalMass048 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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one tab open, can't search with another tab!!!

I'm frustrated and lost - I'm ok when it comes to using any software but trying to fix a computer problem is not my thing. I love Firefox but lately I've been thinking o… (read more)

I'm frustrated and lost - I'm ok when it comes to using any software but trying to fix a computer problem is not my thing. I love Firefox but lately I've been thinking of moving to some other browser (?) then think of that old saying "the grass is always greener on the other side" so would appreciate your help - but please understand I can only speak English not computer language.

I've had a few problems with upgrades in the past but none that are as strange as this one. Have just upgraded Firefox to 41.0.2. I use Google as my search engine so Google come up as my home page when I first start a search, if I then want to open another tab apart from it taking so long like I'm still on dial-up (!!!) whatever I type into the Google bar shoots straight up to the search bar on top of the screen then just sits there with nothing coming back to me.

Then I started looking through Q&A's and felt like I was in a spiders web. I've checked the Windows Firewall and Firefox is allowed - can someone help and step me through an "how to" to fix this problem because other than that I'm lost - also each time I opened a new tab (before this Firefox upgrade) my home page (Google) would always show - now I just get a blank page.

Asked by Adsila 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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For some reason, the Firefox preference dropdown disappeared and the epolife.com shows up instead of google. Is this a virus?

The epolife.com started showing up when I do a search instead of Google. I made Google my default. I was going to reset the default and the preferences doesn't show up in… (read more)

The epolife.com started showing up when I do a search instead of Google. I made Google my default.

I was going to reset the default and the preferences doesn't show up in the drop down. The only dropdown choice is quit.

I downloaded the newest Firefox but it didn't help.

I'm on a Mac.

Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by sayd2m 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to change the default search provider through prefs.fs file?

Hello! I am making an application in c#. This application have to change the default search provider. I tried to edit the file prefs.js. See it: user_pref("browser.search… (read more)

Hello!

I am making an application in c#. This application have to change the default search provider. I tried to edit the file prefs.js. See it:

user_pref("browser.search.defaultenginename", "Doudol");

user_pref("browser.search.defaulturl", "http://doudol.com/index.php?q={searchTerms}");

But did work. Anybody have Any ideia?

Asked by pcris21 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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using microsoft 7, as I type in an item in yahoo search engine, suggestions appear in a dropdown. This is normal, but previous search also appear.

Bear with me. First problem: as I type in the yahoo search box, as noted above proper suggestions appear, but sometimes suggestion appear that I definitely recognize as … (read more)

Bear with me. First problem: as I type in the yahoo search box, as noted above proper suggestions appear, but sometimes suggestion appear that I definitely recognize as previous searches. Second problem: when I finish typing the item to be searched and find that I want to change it by backspacing, both suggestions and previous searches appear. I do not want the suggestions to appear and certainly not the prior searches. Help !!!

Asked by maybobdol@yahoo.com 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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When using the search engine (yahoo) on firefox, no results are forthcoming unless I eliminate the last part of the search address. Why?

Recently reinstalled Firefox (02/11/2016) When searching (default Yahoo) the search engine shows the search, but no results are forthcoming. For example, a search for "… (read more)

Recently reinstalled Firefox (02/11/2016) When searching (default Yahoo) the search engine shows the search, but no results are forthcoming. For example, a search for "Thesaurus" yielded: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.JyB.07xWGgsABgQnnIlQ?p=thesaurus&fr2=sb-top&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003. When: &fr2=sb-top&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003 was removed from the search address, results came up immediately. Has anyone experienced this problem and have a solution for same?

Asked by rkaiser 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to disable search suggestions and autocomplete

Version 50.0 Win7 64bit Search configuration has stopped working as it used to since the last 2 or3 versions of Firefox. I have always had "provide search suggestions" ti… (read more)

Version 50.0 Win7 64bit

Search configuration has stopped working as it used to since the last 2 or3 versions of Firefox.

I have always had "provide search suggestions" tick box blank in search options

and under privacy options only bookmarks ticked under location bar suggestions

This always had the effect of only offering suggestions from my bookmarks

History is always cleared and is not ticked in the suggestions box

Now everything I type is being tracked by my search engine and I get lines of dropdown search suggestions. Why has this changed and how do I stop it? Is this just a side-effect of Firefox spying on me?

Palemoon still behaves exactly as I expect and require.

Asked by joe1890 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How can I keep the search options page from randomly coming up when I am trying to search?

Sometime when I type into the search bar or address bar firefox takes me to the search options page (have it set the way I want it) and then I have to reenter my search t… (read more)

Sometime when I type into the search bar or address bar firefox takes me to the search options page (have it set the way I want it) and then I have to reenter my search to continue. I would like firefox to just let me search without second guessing my search options.

Asked by MarsCS 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for some… (read more)

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

Asked by mozilla_user_1341 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Is there a replacement for keyword.URL?

I know it was remove sometime around version 20. (For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.) Since then I used the "K… (read more)

I know it was remove sometime around version 20.

(For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.)

Since then I used the "Keyword.URL Hack!" to bring it back.

Now I find upon a clean install the addon has been removed. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/)

What I want to achieve is having the search bar use the duckduck go search as normal and the address bar use "I'm Feeling Ducky" ("http://duckduckgo.com/&q=! "). I used to be able to do this like this: https://duck.co/forum/thread/1910/i-m-feeling-ducky-firefox-address-bar

Now I can't

I've had this function since firefox version 1.5 or so with google and google I'm feeling lucky and I have edited the keyword.URL since version 4 to keep it.

Seriously it's brilliant. Type ebay > go to ebay, Type facebook > go to facebook etc. for any common site. If I want to search I use the searchbar and get a list of results. Perfect.

Can anyone help me get this back?

Thanks

Asked by spidermagicat 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Start to type somewhere, ie google, and after few letters it doesnt continue there, start to search on page.

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search… (read more)

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search starts with typing automatically, no need ctrl-f). But it should be still at google search field. Happens on fb chat window also, and i think anywhere it can happen, the matter is that the website lose the focus and goes to mozilla.

Asked by radhanair 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago