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Before I change to chrome, how do i prevent FF from changing my search engine :-( I WANT Google NOT Yahoo :-(

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-( I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is … (funda kabanzi)

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-(

I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is not possible"

Asked by Hobee100 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by James 5 iminyaka edlule

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Why has 'Google custom search' come to ruin my life?

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to… (funda kabanzi)

I have used the nifty little thing in firfox's about:config called keyword.URL to search for things on google's 'I'm feeling lucky' feature. Recently, instead of going to the usual search results, it takes me to this thing called 'Google custom search' which reminds me more of Bing than Google.. I hate Bing.. At the beginning when I first started using keyword.URL I got it to take me to the top result of a google search. After a while that stopped working and I had to click on it myself, which was fine, I guess. But now, it literally sucks ass with this custom search! I realize it's not a fault at your end but I still need help with it and I am lazy and I am desperate. PLEASE HELP ME FIX THIS!!!!!

All Hail Gaben, Our Lord And Savior!

Asked by fucketachu 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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Is there a replacement for keyword.URL?

I know it was remove sometime around version 20. (For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.) Since then I used the "K… (funda kabanzi)

I know it was remove sometime around version 20.

(For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.)

Since then I used the "Keyword.URL Hack!" to bring it back.

Now I find upon a clean install the addon has been removed. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/)

What I want to achieve is having the search bar use the duckduck go search as normal and the address bar use "I'm Feeling Ducky" ("http://duckduckgo.com/&q=! "). I used to be able to do this like this: https://duck.co/forum/thread/1910/i-m-feeling-ducky-firefox-address-bar

Now I can't

I've had this function since firefox version 1.5 or so with google and google I'm feeling lucky and I have edited the keyword.URL since version 4 to keep it.

Seriously it's brilliant. Type ebay > go to ebay, Type facebook > go to facebook etc. for any common site. If I want to search I use the searchbar and get a list of results. Perfect.

Can anyone help me get this back?

Thanks

Asked by spidermagicat 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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firefox 37.0.2 mac auto search when drag search text to search menu box not working

i'm a long time firefox user but always on a windows platform. i can currently highlight and drag and drop browser text in windows FF 37.0.2 to the FF search bar an it w… (funda kabanzi)

i'm a long time firefox user but always on a windows platform. i can currently highlight and drag and drop browser text in windows FF 37.0.2 to the FF search bar an it will *automatically* search for it when i drop (let up on the mouse). i do NOT have then hit enter.

however, i've recently bought a mac and on FF 37.0.2 *mac* version, dragging and dropping browser text to the search box ALWAYS FORCES ME TO HIT ENTER TO DO THE SEARCH.. IT'S NOT AUTOMATIC AND I DON'T SEE ANYWHERE TO CONFIGURE IT???? starting FF in safe mode doesn't fix the issue.

any thoughts on how to fix this? it's really annoying as it slows down my normal work flow since i search a lot. as stated above the problem seems to be specific to FF mac as the same version FF windows works like it always has for me.

thanks

Asked by bomac 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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best way to do a mulit-site search?

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, … (funda kabanzi)

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, and enter the book title into each of the sites search box.

Is it possible to create a custom multi-search?

I have been hunting in the add-ons, but all that I have found require the site to be a "Search Engine". None of the 6 sites are "search engines" e.g. Amazon Kindle USA, or the digital library catalog (overdrive.com)

From an add-on perspective -- I did find alertbox/Distill.io and this is great for 1 title 1 site, you can add the search in your browser account. But I have 1 title, looking in 6 sites.

In google searching there looks to be an add-on for Safari but I could not find any equivalent add-on for Firefox.

I then thought, other people must have this need. How do they automate this task I wondered.

Thankyou for any ideas. Regards

Asked by jendrew 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 iminyaka edlule

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How do I stop the search options page from defaulting to Yahoo when I select Google as the default?

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open … (funda kabanzi)

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open Firefox, everything is back as it was before the changes. This is extremely frustrating! I have tried the answers here as well as any answers I could understand in a search, and nothing works. Supposedly this was a problem with version 34 and fixed after that, but I am using 38.0.5! Solving this should not be as difficult as it is!

I am running Vista Ultimate (32 bit).

Asked by keysmiata 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 iminyaka edlule

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Start to type somewhere, ie google, and after few letters it doesnt continue there, start to search on page.

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search… (funda kabanzi)

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search starts with typing automatically, no need ctrl-f). But it should be still at google search field. Happens on fb chat window also, and i think anywhere it can happen, the matter is that the website lose the focus and goes to mozilla.

Asked by radhanair 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 iminyaka edlule

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How do I stop Firefox from adding unwanted search engines?

I want Firefox to only use google as the search engine for the top right search dialog. However, whenever I delete all the other search engines using search engine prefer… (funda kabanzi)

I want Firefox to only use google as the search engine for the top right search dialog. However, whenever I delete all the other search engines using search engine preferences, after a few days it invariably adds youtube search on its own, and eventually others (such as wikipedia).

I do not technically mind having the other search engine button in the popup, but what I really want to get rid of is firefox sometimes randomly sending me to the search preferences page when i type something in the search dialog and hit enter (which seems to coincide with having multiple search engines set). Sometimes it even simply randomly uses youtube search when I want to google.

Asked by wez_schow 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 iminyaka edlule

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Can I change current search engine with keystrokes?

I hate hate hate the "awesome bar." I want to use it for searches with my default search engine and NOT with whatever search engine I happened to use last. There used to… (funda kabanzi)

I hate hate hate the "awesome bar." I want to use it for searches with my default search engine and NOT with whatever search engine I happened to use last.

There used to be an extension for this but I believe it was obsoleted with some previous Firefox "upgrade."

Instead of having to change my search engine every time I want to search, is there a key combo to change the current search engine back to the default - i.e., to reactivate the default search engine?

I saw the keyboard shortcuts document (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly). It does not do what I want, I do not want to scroll through my list of installed search engines, I just want to jump to the default.

I don't even know why they call it the default anymore.

Asked by errorprone 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 iminyaka edlule

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The search function will not work in windows 10

When I initially upgraded to windows 10, firefox worked perfectly well, but windows 10 stopped working properly and I had to rest my computer. Windows 10 now works fine… (funda kabanzi)

When I initially upgraded to windows 10, firefox worked perfectly well, but windows 10 stopped working properly and I had to rest my computer. Windows 10 now works fine, and Firefox works, but the search function does not work. I have refreshed firefox and also run in safe mode- neither solved the problem

Asked by rubtoy 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 iminyaka edlule

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why does my privacy setting not keep from one session to the next?

when i i unclick the tab for search suggestions, every time i go back on line it undoes my choice and the tab is checked for search suggestions. how do i permanently keep… (funda kabanzi)

when i i unclick the tab for search suggestions, every time i go back on line it undoes my choice and the tab is checked for search suggestions. how do i permanently keep monzilla from changing my settings?

Asked by sethpachino 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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About the Video on opting out of the Windows 10 express install

When I go to the main Firefox screen, I frequently get notified of various things that I might find of interest, such as how to opt out of the Windows 10 express install.… (funda kabanzi)

When I go to the main Firefox screen, I frequently get notified of various things that I might find of interest, such as how to opt out of the Windows 10 express install. I am probably in the minority but I don't like someone reading to me via videos. I like to read things for myself, always have. Is there a place where I might find text with pictures instead of these videos? Plus I can print off the text which makes it easier and I could read it anywhere. I do suffer through a video now and then if it was something of major importance. However, my internet connection is unbelievably slow. Recently I had to change a part on my laptop and wanted info on how to do it. Of course, the only info I could find was in video form. An 8 minute video took 62 minutes for me to watch, that is how slow my internet connection is. The video downloads just a few seconds at a time. It took 4 times as long to watch the video as it did for me to change the part. And that's just another reason I avoid videos. I'm surely not the only person out there who has this preference.

Asked by morlaine 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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How do I remove ALL built-in serach engines?

Every time I mispell a URL it forwards it to some search engine. I don't want this! What if I accidentally copy-pasted something personal that I didn't intend and it gets… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I mispell a URL it forwards it to some search engine. I don't want this! What if I accidentally copy-pasted something personal that I didn't intend and it gets forwarded to yahoo? On the Search options I am given the option to remove all except one of them. There has to be at least one or the Remove button is greyed out. I want ALL of them gone. I don't want mispelled URLs to be redirected to a search engine.

Asked by OnlyOne 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 iminyaka edlule

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Search Window doesn't work after upgrade 41.0

I was using Firefox 38, and then upgraded to v41.0. After the upgrade, the search window no longer worked. I was able to click the magnifying glass to select the Search T… (funda kabanzi)

I was using Firefox 38, and then upgraded to v41.0. After the upgrade, the search window no longer worked. I was able to click the magnifying glass to select the Search Tool, and I'm able to type in the window, but hitting "Enter" or the arrow does nothing.

I tried to downgrade back to v38, but this time, while I was able to do a search, I only had one Search Engine (I think it was Yahoo) and was unable to add more.

After reading that all of the Search Tools were installed by default, I reinstalled v41.0, it it seemed to work fine with all the Search Engines available, until the next way when it stopped working again.

Then yesterday I searched these forums, and found someone who had the same problem. They were told to Uninstall Firefox, reboot, then re-install, which I did. Again, it worked fine yesterday until I rebooted this morning, and it failed again.

I'm running Windows 7. This is very aggravating! Thanks for any help.

Asked by CriticalMass048 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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Search in Search Bar Going to Wrong Place

I enter a search term in the Search Bar then press Enter. Sometimes the mouse accidentally moves down over the Amazon or Bing icon and the search goes to Amazon or Bing … (funda kabanzi)

I enter a search term in the Search Bar then press Enter. Sometimes the mouse accidentally moves down over the Amazon or Bing icon and the search goes to Amazon or Bing instead of my default provider. How can I make the search go to the default search engine when I press Enter regardless of where the cursor is?

Asked by dexdottm2 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 5 iminyaka edlule