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How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

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How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

A few months ago, the Mozilla Firefox Start Page suddenly started using Aol search instead of Google when I used the search bar. I can't remember whether I did anything to AIM or something when it happened, but on the navigation bar, my search engine is still Google... I really want to use Google instead of Aol search, and I don't want to change my home page?

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Re: How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

Change the about:home search engine back to Google.

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad -
copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

 
javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USSmiley Surprisedfficial&cli...\"}";void(0);}
 
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Re: How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

Change the about:home search engine back to Google.

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad -
copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

 
javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USSmiley Surprisedfficial&cli...\"}";void(0);}
 
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Re: How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

You can also reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref via the right-click context menu to the default on the about:config page and close and restart Firefox to restore the about:home page to its default.

  • Open the about:config page via the location bar
  • Type in the Filter bar: mstone
  • Right-click the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone line and select: Reset
  • Close and restart Firefox
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Re: How can I make Mozilla Firefox Start Page use Google search instead of Aol search?

This is what you could do because i had this problem: 1. Go to the upper left corner which says firefox and click it 2. When you get there look under add-ons and click options. 3. Right next to options would say options again. 4. Go to general then you will see home page. 5. Write the site you want it to ( http://www.google.com/ ) And then you got your main site.