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change search engine in navigation bar

for some reason I always automatically type my search entries into the navigation bar rather than the search bar. It used to default to google search, now it defaults to yahoo search, which I hate. I cannot figure out how to change the search engine that the navigation bar uses! (I know how to change the one the search bar uses)

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New User

Re: change search engine in navigation bar

  1. Type about:config in the navigation bar
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise!"
  3. In Filter, type "browser.search.defaultenginename"
  4. Double click the string
  5. Type "Google" for Google Search.
  6. Click "OK"
  7. Restart Firefox

The search engine should default to Google

Site Moderator

Re: change search engine in navigation bar

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


You can modify the pref keyword.URL on the about:config page to use Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" or Google's "Browse By Name".