I'm used to typing search terms in the middle box on the toolbar (the one with the "bookmark" star) and automatically getting to a list generated by Google. Now it's suddenly defaulted to Ask with no reason. Ask is awful. How do I change it back? I've removed Ask from the 'manage search engines' tab in the top right box so I can use that box instead but that's not the way I'm used to doing things and it's changed with no intervention from me! Thanks!
-> Search Bar - Removing a Search Engine
-> Restore Default Search Engine (Google)
Type about:config in the Location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key. When you see a warning, click I'll be careful, I promise! button.
-> In the Filter bar, type browser.search.selectedEngine
-> Close the about:config tab and then Restart Firefox.
Check and tell if its working.
Thanks for quick response. I got stuck at the second bullet - the 'reset' is greyed and won't let me select it. It's currently set as 'default'.
-> Close Firefox (click Firefox button and click Exit OR File Menu -> Exit)
-> Start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down SHIFT key while starting Firefox
-> Firefox Safe Mode window will appear -> DON'T SELECT ANY OPTIONS, just click Continue in Safe Mode
Now perform the steps mentioned in my first reply. Check and tell if its working.
Hi again. It still doesn't work. Here's a screen dump - a bit small but you can see it's still greyed even in safe mode. Sorry...
You are trying to Reset services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.search.selectedEn
You have to Reset browser.search.selectedEngine (the selected Blue preference - attached screenshot)
After this, Continue forward using my first reply. Check and tell if its working.
When I type browser.search.selectedEngine into the filter bar it only comes up with the services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.search.selectedEn