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Firefox Search Box

Posted on 2014-12-10
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Firefox has changed my search box (see attached) from Google to Yahoo.

How do I get it back to Google?

Thanks
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Question by:Richard Korts
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Click on the looking glass and then on "change search settings". Now you can select your default search engine from a drop down list.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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What Rindi said should solve your problem.  Check to make sure you didn't accidently install a yahoo BHO while updating or installing other software.  Run SPYBHORemover from securityXploded.
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by:Gary
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install a yahoo BHO
No, FF have switched to Yahoo as the default search engine.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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I use firefox on one of my machines and until I just checked it I didn't realize that.  I changed it back to my previous default.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40492217
It didn't work exactly like that, but close enough.

I don't know what you mean by "looking glass".

Thanks.
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by:Gary
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looking glass = magnifying glass

looking glass is a mirror :o)
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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On mine I had to go into options then click on search tab.
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by:rindi
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You can also do it via options. The "looking glass" aka "magnifying glass" is just quicker.
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by:Richard Korts
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I guessed that he meant the magnifying glass, if you hover on it, there is a tiny pulldown arrow to the right. I clicked that. At the bottom there is the logo of a bunch of Search Engines; I clicked Google & it changed to Google.
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by:rindi
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That's just how to select a search engine you want to use at the moment. Above the list of search engines there is an additional option where you can select the default search engine. That is the one with the dropdown list. If you click on that dropdown box you see the same list of engines, and then you can select the one that should be the default.
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by:Richard Korts
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When I rebooted, it went back to Yahoo.

I used options & set it to Google; we'll see if that "sticks".
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by:rindi
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As I mentioned above, you need to check the with the dropdown list where it says "Default Search" Engine. If you select google from the lower part of the display where there is no dropdown list, you only select the search engine you want to use currently, but that won't set it to default.
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