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Since yesterday when I open a new firefox browser , it searches in yahoo instead of google. How can I fix this.. Dont see anything new in the toolbars

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Since yesterday when I open a new firefox browser , it searches in yahoo instead of google. How can I fix this.. Dont see anything new in the toolbars

The toolbars appear the same, but when I open a firefox browser and do a search it uses yahoo instead of google. I am not aware of anything I did to cause this

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Re: Since yesterday when I open a new firefox browser , it searches in yahoo instead of google. How can I fix this.. Dont see anything new in the toolbars

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Re: Since yesterday when I open a new firefox browser , it searches in yahoo instead of google. How can I fix this.. Dont see anything new in the toolbars

Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can check the browser.search.defaultenginename pref on the about:config page and make sure that it is set to Google.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: