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How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

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How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

I would like to not use Google as my search engine if Firefox, so I went and changed the Awesome Bar's search engine to Bing but I can't change the "about:home" 's search engine to Bing. I would like for my Firefox to show the Bing logo and search Bing instead of Google. Thanks.

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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

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You can find the image data for Bing in this forum post.

Paste this code in the Scratchpad (Web Developer > Scratchpad;Shift+F4) and use Execute > Run


SearchEngines = {Bing: {"name": "Bing", "searchUrl": "http://www.bing.com/search?q=_searchTerms_","image": "data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAEYAAAAcCAMAAADr5TknAAAAFXRFWHRDcmVhdGlvbiBUaW1lAAfbBw0SIi8yp62WAAAAB3RJTUUH2wcNEjEMJC5+BgAAAAlwSFlzAAAOwwAADsMBx2+oZAAAAwBQTFRFG2rRHGrRHGvSHWvSHWzSHmzSH23SIG3SIG7SIW7SIW7TIW/TIm7TJG/TI3DTJHDTJXDTJXHTJnDTJ3HTJHLUJ3HUKHLUKHPUKXPUKnPUKnTULHXVLXbVLnbVLnfWMHbVMHjWMXjWMXnWM3jVMnjWMnnWM3nWM3rWNHrWN3zXOHvWOH3XOn3XPH/XO3/YPH7YPYDYPoDYQIHYQoLZQ4TZRYXZRYXaRoXaR4baSYfaSonbS4nbTIrbTYrbTYvbTorbTovbUIzcUI3cU43cU4/dVY/cVZDdVZHdVpDdWZHdWJLeWpLdW5TeXJPeXJTeXZXeXZXfXpXeX5bfYZjfYpjfZJjfY5ngZpzgaJzhaZ3ga57hbZ/hbqDhb6DhbqDicKHicaLicqTjdKPidKTjd6TjdKXkeabjeKfkeqfkeKjke6jkfKrlfqnk+qQd+qYj+qYl+qsv+q42+rE/+rJEga3mgK/mgq3mg6/mh6/mhbDnhrDniLHni7TnjLPnj7TnibPoirTojLPojLTojrTojrbokLfpkbfokrbokrjpk7rqlbrqlrrqnb/rnr7rnsDrn8DrnsDsocHsosHsosLspMPspMTspsTspsXtpsbtp8btqMftqMfuqsftqsnurcjurcrursruscvvsc3vs83vtM3vts7vss3wss7wt8/wt9DwudHwvNPxvtLxv9Xy/NCM/NGR/NWY/NWbwtfyxNjyxNnzxdnzx9rzytv0ytz0zN30zt/1z970z9/10N/1z+D10OD10OH10eD10eH10eP20uH20+L10+L21eP21uP21eX32OX32eb32+b33Of32+j33Oj32+j43Oj43On43en43un43+r4/u/b4Or44ez54uz54+z55O355e755u756O/65/D66PD66vD66/L67PL77vP77vT77/X7/vXo8PX78fX88vb88/f89Pf89Pj89Pj99fj89vn99/r9+Pr9+fv9+vv9+vz9+vz++/z+/vz5/P3+/f3+/f7+/v38/v79/v7+////f00bOgAAAwdJREFUeNqt1AdQE1EQBuD4J7mIEEYsCILGAvYGdsGugL2LvXfFig3sqESxISCCil3svYsNFUewoafYwAiiElQQlXhE7rzkvHCZjIwG32Qm8/btfZfdfRMR81+WKNTPL9Ukmn981sxjP/+F8YI00ST6fpqPz9SnRWbyT8yYfvTHXwE0TQuYr6qEuNukOs80T5MWfz327gdK+OhH8tb1+DcahiLDRnhu/Pzohp7JPTPMxU4MyJzcVifrE5MfPnmm+9YmzG/kwJ5IFS1WvKI55OuBnjVkgNi+qX9nawDzKNUdlhEvay6Vug5fsy1icTdb2E1IY9ODi5eYzb71cT8r2HfyDwvz87JB2dEq3S+JaS6RuE4MjljevTRrWCmqBnJFscvlYC73JtVkORpcZBmAZU47wtZfxdWRNFqGugkMfaQcym/9rg898AR6ZVN5POORZihbu1cG5xcck1UDdjG0oSE7CXTUvK4Oy0N8TO0OcSg/KVRKEbYvCOhD6Zn9wCTBibYvZDfXitDLIDMngZoanvE1mszbCpCTemYJECk88YMofAywqCCSCsjTeWa38YAbotg5PTMWiBaeLAWUgcDQgkgsoMjRM95AiBGTUx/iy3pmpCmz4j47yzg+8K03EMD1JpLtsEaYHGOJmuo/MnS4BVzParnyxwFtMjkmswlkUQVNY7Ja6br/R4ah9jhAPjDq9t3DC2tDPPgtdyRi4tnd+hx+TkmekEyhCmEY5o2ysaVIBPaDdr8VlmEedRGj5RZVbh6VdW28IxyDNEyhDDuFh9EblJv3DSoOlzgDw3zb1b4EbBR1apUnJE6TknQVhhAEOymCMGICCEIp3FPb5XB+bmDYm5W8w7e/R9cRq85ncxkZJJnGpJKkWvhYOkmmGw2VmQt4Cxhz1xPA/lPRmRSg1DtzmOyrV2JzDbsIwF1rDvOlLSQr+f/Ie5Vhccq83jxvBmJIooZmaHVwNZRcR5vHMBlz7GDtNmpCjyqQtr7w+/6b0WL65aYB9cpYV+yw4BJ/+Ys4KcP6T8wvpGsPkU7iDDwAAAAASUVORK5CYII="}}

localStorage["search-engine"] = JSON.stringify(SearchEngines["Bing"]);

document.location.reload();
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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

See:

You can find the image data for Bing in this forum post.

Paste this code in the Scratchpad (Web Developer > Scratchpad;Shift+F4) and use Execute > Run


SearchEngines = {Bing: {"name": "Bing", "searchUrl": "http://www.bing.com/search?q=_searchTerms_","image": "data:image/png;base64,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"}}

localStorage["search-engine"] = JSON.stringify(SearchEngines["Bing"]);

document.location.reload();
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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

Ha Ha, perfect! Exactly what I wanted it to do. Would you please tell me how to change the Awesome bar's search engine to Bing as well? Thanks.

P.S. For future people who may read this post, you have to be on the about:home page for this to work.

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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

Thanks so much for this. You have been very helpful!

New User

Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

Hey cor-el,

I was wondering if there was a way to make this fix permanent. I tried this fix in Aurora and it works, but every time there is an update the about:home resets back to Google. The search bar still stays with Bing, though. Thanks for all of the help so far.

Site Moderator

Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

Probably not.
If there is a change to the mstone pref then Firefox will reset the about:home page to the default.

You can try to set the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref via the right-click context menu to "ignore" (without quotes) on the about:config page and close and restart Firefox.

New User

Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

I've tried this fix and I'll just have to wait and see what happens. Thank you very much for the help.

New User

Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

Aurora updated and the about:home page stayed Bing. Thanks very much for fixing this problem.

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Re: How can I change the "about:home" homepage's search engine and logo to Bing?

You're welcome