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How Do I Change The Default Search Engine In Firefox?


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#1 TechniMan

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:19 AM

I mean when you type something into the address bar (eg 'bleeping computer')and it searches Google for it (or something that's made itself the default search engine somehow)
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:01 PM

Click on the arrow circled. It should offer you a few options

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

To the immediate right of the "G" for google is a little "down arrow."
Click on the arrow, and look at the dropdown menu with available search engines. Underneath a line is "manage search engines."
Open the management tab up, and you can move the available ones up or down; select the one you want and move it to the top of the list.
I think this will change the "default" engine in the Ff box.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:25 PM

no - not the search bar. the ADDRESS BAR. the one you type address's into. that big one. (tryin to sound as least patronising as possible). you can type search terms into there and it will search *Google* for it, except windows live has made itself the search for me, so it searches windows live for it instead of *Google*.
i know that you have to put about:options or something in there, and you can control lots of stuff about ff, and then you need to find a certain control parameter to change the value of to change it back to *Google* :thumbsup:

Edited by TechniMan, 12 June 2008 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:33 PM

Using the search from address function, I found this
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:46 PM

thanks tons! exactly wot i was lookin for
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:49 PM

if anyone else has this problem:
http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive...-search-engine/
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