Firefox Default Search Engine

Firefox is a very smart web browser . Many user use this as their default browser . Sometimes in windows or others , some software installation force it to change its default search engine . Then whenever you try to write keywords in the url input field and try to find , it will search by some unusual and useless search engine rather than Google or bing or yahoo or other . You can set it back .

Firefox_Default_Search_Engine

First try this :

  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
  3. In the filter box type keyword to bring up a small number of preferences
  4. Right-click on the preference keyword.URL and choose Reset to set it back to Google

If not fixed , then Try This :

In Firefox type about:config in the address bar and press ENTER.

Search for Keyword

Locate and double-click the entry for keyword.URL

Modify it by add the below set of values :

Yahoo: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=

Ask: http://www.ask.com/web?q=

Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

Google: http://www.google.com/search?&q=

DONE

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