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how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

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how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

Google was my search engine anytime I would type just keywords into the line where you type web addresses. However, I somehow must have uploaded a new search engine called 'Inbox', which I don't care for, and now I have to type keywords into the search to the right of the screen to use google. I would like to make google my permanent search engine when using Firefox. Any suggestions? I thought I had already deleted the inbox toolbar, but it didn't change my search engine. I am not so computer savvy so...

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== don't know how or when

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Site Moderator

Re: how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

There should be a toolbar next to the address bar that looks like the one in the screenshot attached. Click that arrow pointing to it to change your default search engine

New User

Re: how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

This does not work. inbox is not even listed in my possible search engines yet it still is the default when I type something in the web page address bar. Please help

Expert User

Re: how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

New User

Re: how do I make google my default search engine instead of inbox search engine?

I had this problem to, drove me insane for weeks. Eventually i found out how to solve the problem though:

1. Open a new tab and in the address bar, type in "about:config" (without the quotations)

2. A little warning pops up, just press ok and move on.

3. In the filter search type in "inbox" (without the quotations)

4. Right-click on any of the results that pop-up and click reset.

That solved the problem for me, and hopefully it will for you as well.