The address bar defaults to google even though I modified it for bing
Some months ago I used about:config to have the address bar default to Bing search. Yesterday it started defaulting to Google.
The thing is, when I re-enter about:config, the keyword.url is still set to Bing. Any idea what's up and how I can get Bing back?
Starting with Firefox 23 the keyword.URL pref is no longer supported and it is no longer possible to specify the search engine for the location bar that way.
The search engine that is used in the location bar is the search engine that is selected in the search Bar on the Navigation Toolbar.
You can disable automatic searching via the location bar by setting keyword.enabled to false and use a (one letter) keyword search to use a specific search engine instead to search via the location bar.
Another possibility is to disable keyword search (keyword.enable = false) and use a (one letter) keyword search for searching via the location bar.
You can set a keyword for an installed search engine via Manage Search Engines (click the search engines icon on the search bar).
That also allows to switch easily between search engines when searching via the location bar and you also do not have a problem with one word searches.
- Keyword Search: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/keyword-search/
- keyword.URL Hack!: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/