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How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

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How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

how do i change my default search engine (keyword search engine) to google? when i installed ff4rc it changed to yahoo but i dont want that.

I looked in the normal help files but what was there didn't work.

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

The value for keyword.URL for Google should be:

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

  1. Left-click the search engines icon on the search bar
  2. Open "Manage Search Engines"
  3. If you see the Google search engine then select it
  4. If you do not see the Google search engine then click "Restore Defaults"
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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

i did this and removed yahoo but when i type in something random (asdf, etc.) in the normal addres bar (not search bar) it still automatically goes to and searches with yahoo

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

hi,

try this : 1. go to the address bar: 2. type "about:config" click on "I will be careful - I promise" 3. in the filter type “browser.search.defaultenginename” 4. Double click it and change the value to "Google" 5. Restart the browser and try making a search.

Hope this resolves your issue

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

sorry, but it did not help. I tried looking through the help files and found that you can change the keyword.url but i dont know what to enter for google. its default is "http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=" and i changed it to this "http://search.google.com/search?p=" but, it just goes to the google home page and does not search

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

The value for keyword.URL for Google should be:

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

thx alot whats funny is that i solved it right before i checked this forum again i just right clicked the value and hit reset lol Smiley Tongue

Edit i also tried that out and it works too

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

Keyword:URLdoesn't exist in the config" file in the latest release of Firefox. And unfortunately, your fix doesn't work for me either.

What does exist in the config file is "browser.search.defaultenginename” which I did change but that has no effect on searches done from the URL/address bar.

Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

"Keyword:URL" doesn't exist in the config file in release 4 of Firefox. And unfortunately, your fix doesn't work for me either.

What does exist in the config file is "browser.search.defaultenginename” which I did change but that has no effect on searches done from the URL/address bar.

Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: How do i change firefox rc4's default search engine? i want google but it has yahoo

hey i had this trouble, reading a little here and making tryes i solved it already, going to tools - advance and make mozilla default search engine