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i don't know why but my default browser when i search something is yahoo and i don't want that i want google because i know how to use it and this happened before but but i fixed it in settings and now in settings it says my default browser is Firefox i know but nothing about when you search something and it takes you to google please help me fix this i fricking out

i don't know why but my default browser when i search something is yahoo and i don't want that i want google because i know how to use it and this happened before but but i fixed it in settings and now in settings it says my default browser is Firefox i know but nothing about when you search something and it takes you to google please help me fix this i fricking out

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Hi Sonya khan, You need to change your Search settings-

Change your default search settings in Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox

and make certain that you're not using any extensions/add-ons related to Yahoo!

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On that last point about add-ons...

Firefox does not come with a Yahoo! search engine built-in, so it's definitely worth a check. You didn't share your extensions list while posting your question, so here's how you can take a look for problem extensions on your Firefox:

Open the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Command+Shift+a (Windows: Ctrl+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.

If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:

Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything that mentions search, or privacy, or looks suspicious, or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.

Any improvement?

If your Add-ons page is blank or is blocked, you can restart Firefox in its Safe Mode to do the above review:

In its Safe Mode, Firefox temporarily deactivates extensions, hardware acceleration, and some other advanced features to bypass issues that can cause problems with pages.

If Firefox is running:

You can restart Firefox in Safe/Troubleshoot Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > Help > Troubleshoot Mode... (before Fx88: Restart with Add-ons Disabled)
  • (menu bar) Help menu > Troubleshoot Mode... (before Fx88: Restart with Add-ons Disabled)

and OK the restart. A small dialog should appear. Click the Open button (before Fx88: "Start in Safe Mode" button).

If Firefox is not running:

Hold down the option/alt key when starting Firefox. (On Windows, hold down the Shift key instead of the option/alt key.) A small dialog should appear. Click the Open button (before Fx88: "Start in Safe Mode" button).

Note: Don't use the Refresh without first reviewing this article to understand what will be deleted: Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings.

Can you regain control of your searches?

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