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Grand Master

How do I make Google my default search engine?

How do I set Google up as my main and default search engine??

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Expert User

Re: How do I make Google my default search engine?

Is your search going to Bing when you type 1 word in the URL/location bar? Do multiple word searches still go to Google? Did this start this week, after the Microsoft updates? If so see: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/694752?


Other Issues: to correct security/stability issues

Install/Update Adobe Flash Player for Firefox: your ver. 10.0 r45; current ver. 10.1 r53 (important security update 2010-06-10) See: Updating Flash -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Flash installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Flash -when the Flash installation is complete, start Firefox, and test the Flash installation here: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507&sliceId=1

Grand Master

Re: How do I make Google my default search engine?

Nothing you stated is the situation it is just that it uses Yahoo! search and I want to use google. I am not impressed by bing or yahoo is all.

Grand Master

Re: How do I make Google my default search engine?

I have the same problem. Can't figure out how to make Google instead of Yahoo my default search engine.

Grand Master

Re: How do I make Google my default search engine?

hell ya i tried the keyword.url in about:config and change it to google's url but still the problem remains unaffected. I still cant figure out how to set google as default.

New User

Re: How do I make Google my default search engine?

I had this problem too, it turned out to be a yahoo based toolbar bundled with PDF creator, even thought the tool bar was not active in firefox, uninstalling it solved the problem