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Why does Firefox keep defaulting to Yahoo search instead of Google regardless of correcting the preference?

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Why does Firefox keep defaulting to Yahoo search instead of Google regardless of correcting the preference?

Not much more to say really, started a week ago so i changed my home page pref's etc and it just goes back to yahoo. deleted firefox and reinstalled version 17 same problem?

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Re: Why does Firefox keep defaulting to Yahoo search instead of Google regardless of correcting the preference?

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: