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I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

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I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

I want google as my search engine, not Bing. But no matter what I do in "Manage Search Engines," Firefox seems to reset to "Search the Web," which uses Bing.

How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default? When I move "Search the Web" down and "Google" up, the search bar resets every time Firefox reloads.

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Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

Just move Google up to the top of the search drop-down

  1. click on the search bar drop-downattached tot he the favicon on thesearchbar
  2. go down to the bottom and choose "Manage Engines"
  3. move "Google up to the top"
New User

Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

I have the same problem. I tried that. As far as I can tell, it resets every time that I restart Firefox.

New User

Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

I discovered the culprit: the search results add-on. When I removed that, the "Manage Engines" change that I made stuck.

New User

Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

So how do I do that?

New User

Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

Sometime Bing is not located in the Add/Remove programs section of the control panel.

6 Easy Steps to Remove Bing from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Click on the "inverted triangle" located to the right of the orange Bing icon.

2. Select the option "Manage Search Engines...". (A pop-up window will appear titled "Manage Search Engine List.)

3. Select "Bing".

4. Click the "Remove" button.

5. Select the desired search engine from the list.

6. Click "OK"

All Done.... :-)

Happy Searching...

Long version: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Search%20bar?s=bing&as=s

New User

Re: I want google as my search engine, not Bing. How do I make Google the default search engine in the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar; or, how do I remove the "Search the Web" feature of the search bar so that "Google" can be default?

This insidious bing was making me crazy too. After tryng some solutions posted here, I found an easy one for chrome. Right click in the address bar, click 'edit search providers', reset default!!!