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how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

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how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

I just updated to firefox 12, but in the home page of firefox(default homepage), it always search using yahoo search engine, how can i convert it to search using google search engine?

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Re: how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

Hi ,

You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article Use the Search bar in Firefox. Your default search might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage and change your search engine.

If the address bar search has been changed as well, you might want to take a look at Search the web from the address bar.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

If you are specifically talking about the about:home page then follow these steps by the-edmeister:

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad - copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&c...\"}";void(0);}


Hopefully this helps!

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Shooting Star

Re: how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

Hi ,

You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article Use the Search bar in Firefox. Your default search might have been changed by a particular site. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage and change your search engine.

If the address bar search has been changed as well, you might want to take a look at Search the web from the address bar.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article How to fix preferences that won't save.

If you are specifically talking about the about:home page then follow these steps by the-edmeister:

Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad - copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&c...\"}";void(0);}


Hopefully this helps!

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Re: how to make firefox 12 homepage search using google

Really great thanks, i appreciate your help :)