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how do I save changes to about:config?

I change the keyword url in about:config but don't know how to save this change. If just close the tab or the browser, the old settings reappear.

How do I save changes to about:config?

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Re: how do I save changes to about:config?

Changes are saved when you close Firefox completely, not just a tab.

If a change isn't getting saved, you probably have something installed which is changing the pref each time you start Firefox. You need to get rid of the cause, t00.

What is keyword.URL getting changed to?

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Re: how do I save changes to about:config?

Changes are saved when you close Firefox completely, not just a tab.

If a change isn't getting saved, you probably have something installed which is changing the pref each time you start Firefox. You need to get rid of the cause, t00.

What is keyword.URL getting changed to?

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Re: how do I save changes to about:config?

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).

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Re: how do I save changes to about:config?

I uninstalled firebug and Web developer and that worked for a few days, but today, it changed back. - I was notified when I opened Firefox that program called spigot tried to change my default search engine.

I am changing the Keyword URL data to Google search: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

Thanks for the links - I will keep you posted...

Re: how do I save changes to about:config?

I found the culprit - Freerip Toolbar by Spigot Inc. changes the Keyword Url line to Yahoo every time the PC boots up. Should be fine now. Many thanks for your assistance, folks.

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