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How can I get Firefox to use www.google.co.uk instead of www.google.com by default when I search from the address bar?

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Firefox always defaults to google.com for all searches and there seems to be no way to change this. Please advise if I'm missing something here, as if I cannot change this I'm going to change from using Firefox to Chrome as my default browser - thanks

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Hello,

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Thanks for your speedy reply @charlotte601 - unfortunately I'm not in the US so cannot call the toll-free number.

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guycookes said

Thanks for your speedy reply @charlotte601 - unfortunately I'm not in the US so cannot call the toll-free number.

Lucky you! (It's not official free support, it's... who knows what they do.)

I think the arrangement between Google and Mozilla is that Firefox sends nearly all Google searches to the .com site and Google redirects appropriately. When that breaks down, you could consider adding a more specific Google search engine. I created one for UK due to high demand, but I'm sure there are other options you could explore as well:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-uk-search/

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