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I select DuckDuckgo as my preferred search engine and remove google from the search options, but when I restart, Firefox reinstalls google as default.

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google i… (funda kabanzi)

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google is reinstalled and made the default.

Asked by chpoot 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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I get redirected to centurylink page when I put a search word in the url bar

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having go… (funda kabanzi)

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having google search for the word and gives me results. The following link is what comes up. I've tried all option on this site with no luck. I have Firefox 43.0.4 windows 10

Also, "disable this service" doesn't work. Nothing in the uninstall program list. I also tried to reinstall firefox.

http://webhelper.centurylink.com/index.php?origURL=http%3A//smiths/&r=&bc=

Also, how to I get rid of "do you mean to go to...,yes take me there no thanks"?

Asked by dociledragons 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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Search Engine issues

I hose sat for a friend a while back. I left my PC running so room-mate could use it. Upon returning I could not access my chosen search engine (duckduckgo), I get this a… (funda kabanzi)

I hose sat for a friend a while back. I left my PC running so room-mate could use it. Upon returning I could not access my chosen search engine (duckduckgo), I get this as the effort

"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at duckduckgo.com.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."

In fact I cannot access ANY search engine....... However it works on my tablet so I know it still exists and I grilled my room-mate who denies using the pc or downloading anything..... (he is fairly pc ignorant so I kinda believe him).

So what settings could have suddenly come into place that block me from my chosen search engine? (FTR I cannot access search engines in IE either and I HATE IE so having to check there made me feel unclean). (I also checked with the anti virus and cannot see that it is blocking me but Kaspersky was shut down and still no search engines so I do not believe it is the issue).

I have tried for weeks to get access to my search engine and am so stumped I now go to you.

Asked by ArchDemiDragon 5 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

post update issues

Firefox updated this morning for me, and now my search bar doesn't work (all search engines were cleared) and I can't find Google as an available search engine to add bac… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox updated this morning for me, and now my search bar doesn't work (all search engines were cleared) and I can't find Google as an available search engine to add back. Further, when I do get search results from whatever engine I use, when I right click and say open in a new tab, nothing happens. Really scratching my head on this one since I've never had issues like this before.

Asked by ajm_2000 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Standard8 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to get the old search bar back?

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported. S… (funda kabanzi)

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported.

So how do we get the old search bar back? How are people supposed to search without a proper search bar?

For the record, I count…

4 SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW SEARCH BAR:

1. The new search bar was supposed to make searching faster. What a lie! It takes just as many clicks as the old bar, except it's now much SLOWER because you have to select the search engine EVERY SINGLE TIME you search!

2. Another thing slowing it down is the lack of text labels on the icons: You're now forced to look through a bunch of icons to find the engine you want! This is crazy! Can you imagine if they printed phone books with no names, only pages full of 'icons' of the different services!? Would that "speed things up"? Never!

3. Most people regularly use MORE THAN ONE engine (e.g. Google, YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, etc.). So why are we forced to pick one "default" engine? Imagine if your fridge asked you to choose one "default food", then every time you went to the fridge it always took out that one thing unless you told it otherwise! How irritating!

4. Perhaps the most deeply annoying thing about the new search is that the search process is now BACKWARDS to the user's thought process. When people search the web, we ALWAYS know what KIND of media we're searching for FIRST and THEN we think of the search query. Can you imagine if a guy took a girl on a date and asked her "Please give me the name of the movie or meal you want" and THEN AFTERWARDS asked her if she'd prefer a movie or a meal? That's exactly what the new search bar does!

This is a plea for help, but also an appeal to Mozilla to fix the crazy new search bar. (If devs are reading, I'm an interactive designer and I'd be more than happy to provide details of a perfectly elegant solution for how the bar can be adjusted to accommodate fans of both the old and new style.)

Asked by MartyJames 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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when I search I get error mesage on blank page. Why is this

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search … (funda kabanzi)

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search is obviously the problem but why. At present i am using MS-Internet Explorer but miss using Firefox. Can you help or do you suggest I download it again. If I dowbload it I want to keep the changes I made but I am happy to use Firefox Mozilla'a search engine. Thank you Barbara Bibi

Asked by barbedwards 1 unyaka odlule

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Is there anything that typed string into url bar let firefox NOT recognize as url?

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox… (funda kabanzi)

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox. Is there anything temporarily disable this recognition and search it in url bar(awesomebar;megabar)? Is there hidden commands such as !nourl:blahblah?

Asked by roflsunriz 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by McCoy 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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How do I fix the need to constantly clear history?

Within the past two days, my browser has started failing to search. I did a search on this through another browser and found a suggestion to clear history. I did that an… (funda kabanzi)

Within the past two days, my browser has started failing to search. I did a search on this through another browser and found a suggestion to clear history. I did that and it seemed to fix the problem. However, the next time I tried a search and every time since,I have to again clear history, close the browser, and then initiate the search again.

If instead of a search, I select one of my "favorites", there is no problem.

Asked by pfreeman666 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by pfreeman666 4 iminyaka edlule

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Yahoo keeps sneaking back as my browser, although it's been eliminated. How do I get rid of it forever in favor of Google?

My computer indicate that only Google and McAfee Secure are search options. But when I type an address into the website space, a green plus sign appears in the search b… (funda kabanzi)

My computer indicate that only Google and McAfee Secure are search options. But when I type an address into the website space, a green plus sign appears in the search bar and then the search engine being used is Yahoo,, not Google. I have used a website to remove the Yahoo search engine, and I cannot find any evidence of Yahoo on the computer (but I'm not very computer literate). Help!!!

Asked by baryou102 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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When I search in the address bar, Firefox takes me to google.com.tr. How do i fix this? I'm in the UK.

My default search engine is only Google, and my homepage is www.google.co.uk. My router's IP is UK, and so is my Google profile. I don't quite understand why Firefox wan… (funda kabanzi)

My default search engine is only Google, and my homepage is www.google.co.uk. My router's IP is UK, and so is my Google profile. I don't quite understand why Firefox wants to show me results from Turkey.

Asked by schnarf78 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 4 iminyaka edlule

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Am gradually losing ability to use some websites functions e.g., search

It started with Safeway's "just for u" page which stopped loading. Then Home depot would not execute searches, then Staples website ....no searches. In all cases chrom… (funda kabanzi)

It started with Safeway's "just for u" page which stopped loading. Then Home depot would not execute searches, then Staples website ....no searches. In all cases chrome has no problem with these sites.

Asked by tango5035 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 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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Can't change the default search engine in FF39/40 using mozilla.cfg

I had followed the instructions outlined in this archived thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1034136 But it appears they no longer function as of firefox… (funda kabanzi)

I had followed the instructions outlined in this archived thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1034136

But it appears they no longer function as of firefox 39 and 40. How can I change the default search engine for all of my users back to Google in the current version? Is this going to break all the time?

Asked by russjohnson 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by russjohnson 5 iminyaka edlule

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How can I search my bookmark tags for a phrase, to find all tags that contain that phrase?

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word? The search ba… (funda kabanzi)

I have plenty of tags on bookmarks. If I can't remember my tag's name, but remember that it's about "cooking" how do I search for tag names with that word?

The search bar on the upper right of bookmarks gives all urls with the word. I want to search my list of tags itself.

Also I'd like to do the same with keywords.

When searching history, I'd like a more sophisticated search that lets me pick the time range, and tags.

Also when viewing site history, I can see them by last date viewed. I'd like to view by date first viewed. (Last modifed isn't it)

Thanks!

Asked by curls 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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How can I automatically use a " -searchterm " instead of having to input it all the time?

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to custom… (funda kabanzi)

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to customize a list of terms to exclude from searches so their kids are not "accidentally" exposed to adult material.

Asked by snarky.is.my.default.setting 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 4 iminyaka edlule

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yahoo keep popping up

I've looked for the whole searchers about why yahoo popping up as my default search engine I've tried remove the default and recommend search engine. to detect any ad-don… (funda kabanzi)

I've looked for the whole searchers about why yahoo popping up as my default search engine I've tried remove the default and recommend search engine. to detect any ad-don/extensions or any hidden software that might somehow installed on my pc,couldn't find anything suspicious,I've ran a full scan on computer everything is clean,I've tried re-install the firefox and deleted all cache/history and information. I've tried to go to Help>profile>user and to delete the recommended files that might caused it still anything. If you can help me somehow I will be very happy,I'm using firefox for years and this is my first time it happened to me.

Asked by Itay1993 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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I've been having some issues with search engines and history

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it. I … (funda kabanzi)

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it.

I can't open the history sidebar. The "Show your History" option opens it's tab fine (the drop-down that says "Show History Sidebar", "Clear Recent History..." ect.). But, when clicking on the "Show History Sidebar", nothing comes up. I can use the "Show All History" option but the sidebar doesn't open for some reason.

Asked by Mike 5 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Mike 5 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox won't retain saved password preference. Search doesn't work either

I've been having a great deal of trouble with Firefox lately on my MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. It began with my passwords not automatically filling in. I tick th… (funda kabanzi)

I've been having a great deal of trouble with Firefox lately on my MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. It began with my passwords not automatically filling in. I tick the check box and next time I start Firefox, it's unchecked. I tried all of the troubleshooting ideas I could find here and none of them worked. I tried refreshing. I tried safe mode. I even uninstalled Firefox and deleted the Mozilla folder in %appdata%. Reinstalling a fresh version of Firefox with no add-ons, no extensions and sync turned off still didn't fix the problem. To add to my woes, today I am unable to search from the Firefox start page. When I type a search term, the progress indicator just swirls away and nothing happens. The same goes if I type the search in the address bar or the search box in the new tab page. If I open up a Google page, the search works fine. There's obviously something on my system that is interfering with Firefox, but for the life of me, I don't know what it is. The only thing that comes to mind is my antivirus, Trend Micro, but disabling it didn't help. The issue with the passwords started a little over a week ago (at least, that's when I noticed it) and I only noticed the search problem today.

Asked by 66LUX 4 iminyaka edlule

Answered by philipp 4 iminyaka edlule