I dont have a toolbar, it does not hijack my homepage. But everytime I open a new tab (which was always blank) I get a stupid bing search bar. That is the only place it shows up, but it is sooo annoying because I always go straight to typing whatever url I a going to, and this bar changes my cursors postion to it. How do I get rid of it?
I have looked in plugins/extensions. It is not there. I have looked in program files, and in control panel -> programs. Nothing there either. I even went into about:config and reset everything that had a bing value. Still having the problem. What else is there to try?
That one was done with a Microsoft update that incorrectly updated people not using Bing. The new tab might be from the "Search Helper" extension.
How to Remove Bing as Your Default Search Engine and Get Firefox to Work the Way it Used to | eHow.com
Removing the Search Helper Extension and Bing Bar | Troubleshooting | Firefox Help
Make Google.com or any other page your home page
Tools > Options Security
Bring up the Control Panel, under Programs and Features, uninstall the Bing Bar
in case StartNow is not removed
then uninstall "StartNow" and restart Firefox. may be found in c:\program files (x86)\StartNow -- use the uninstaller in the StartNow folder.
After I downloaded docx2txt to fix a corrupted Word file, Bing showed up as a search box in the Firefox tab bar and any time I opened a new tab. I was finally able to remove it by going to Add-ons and removing an Extension called "Default Tab." Both Bing problems went away.
None of these methods worked for new tabs. Even after I dropped Bing from my search engines list. Microsoft will continue to be scorned -- as it should. I deleted "Default Tab" from the Add on extensions and it worked. Thanks to those who posted that suggestion.
I had the same problem. Tried all the fixes suggested everywhere. Finally fixed the problem by removing Silverlight from the programs. POOF the B#$%^%$ing bar was gone. hope this helps. Good luck