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how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

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?

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Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

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

http://www.ehow.com/how_5196325_remove-firefox-work-way-used.html

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyword.URL

Removing the Search Helper Extension and Bing Bar | Troubleshooting | Firefox Help

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Removing%20the%20Search%20Helper%20Extension%20and%20Bing%20Bar

Make Google.com or any other page your home page

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page

Tools > Options Security

[x] Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
[x] Block reported attack sites
[x] Block reported web forgeries

Bring up the Control Panel, under Programs and Features, uninstall the Bing Bar


in case StartNow is not removed

Remove "Start Now" extension which puts Bing search into a new tab,
Tools > add-ons > Extensions or "Ctrl+Shift+A" > Extensions

then uninstall "StartNow" and restart Firefox. may be found in c:\program files (x86)\StartNow -- use the uninstaller in the StartNow folder.

New Contributor

Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

None of that helped...

New Contributor

Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

I tried the fix from above and it does not work either

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Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

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.

New Contributor

Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

Check Tools: Add-ons: Extensions for an extension called "Default Tab." Disabling it may solve your problem.

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Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

Default tab was my issue now I am bing free thanks generikerik

New Contributor

Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

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.

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Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

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

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Re: how to get rid of bing at "new tab"

I was able to get rid of it using method at the link - http://www.ehow.com/how_5196325_remove-firefox-work-way-used.html