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I can't add search providers from website and I can't find search providers on the add-ons site

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I'm using Firefox 3.6.3 and I removed the Google search provider (I was trying to figure out how to get it to default to using the new SSL search site), but now I can't re-add Google from their website and when I select the "Get more search engines..." link I get taken to the Firefox Add-Ons site where the searches do not actually return search providers, just plug-ins.

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Every time Firefox opened

== Dunno, this is the first time I've tried to add search providers in Firefox 3.6.3

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You can restore the default search engines if you click the search engine icon on the Google search bar and open "Manage Search Engines".

Look here for additional search engines: Look here for additional Google search engines:

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You can add your own search bar by using I use this all the time it is very simple and easy to use

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Add Google SSL (still in beta testing) to the search bar (click the first item):

If you want Google SSL (still in beta testing) to search when typing in the URL/location bar, you need to change a preference, keyword.url: -Enter about:config in the address/URL bar and press the Enter key -If you see a warning, accept it (Promise that you will be careful) -Filter = keyword.url -Below the Filter, right-click on keyword.URL and choose "Modify" -Enter or copy the following into the value field: -Restart Firefox (File > Restart Firefox)


Other Issues: to correct security/stability issues

Update Java: your ver.; current ver. (important security update 04-15-2010) (Firefox 3.6 and above requires Java and above; see: (Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.) See: Updating Java Do the update with Firefox closed.

Install/Update Adobe Flash Player for Firefox: your ver. 10.0 r32; current ver. 10.0 r45 See: Updating Flash -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Flash installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Flash -when the Flash installation is complete, start Firefox, and test the Flash installation here:

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To add Google back to the search bar, go to , click on "Top 100", Google is #11 on the list.