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Recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and noticed that every search has a "canonical" tag/tracker attached to it. How do i disable/remove this tracker?

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Would like to know how to disable this tracker. Happens anytime i search something. "Search URL"&t=canonical&ia=web Doesn't present a good image of a browser that's expose to be about privacy..

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Canonical is the company that produces Ubuntu as you are using a third-party build of Firefox from Ubuntu based on useragent in your More System Details and not Firefox from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

Perhaps the Search page or search engine you are using is a modified one.

You can change your search engines as there are some at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/extensions/search-tools/ and much more at https://mycroftproject.com/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Canonical is the company that produces Ubuntu as you are using a third-party build of Firefox from Ubuntu based on useragent in your More System Details and not Firefox from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

Perhaps the Search page or search engine you are using is a modified one.

You can change your search engines as there are some at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/extensions/search-tools/ and much more at https://mycroftproject.com/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox