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Firefox only Searches Amazon

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#1 Bad-People


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

Firefox 25.0.1

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All of my search bars on my Firefox browser search amazon.com. I don't mean it uses the Amazon Smart search engine, I mean they literally only search Amazon.com's shopping sites as if I'd gone to Amazon .com and started shopping meaning I can't actually search for anything. I totally breaks my browser as I can't access anything I don't already have bookmarked.

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#2 masterthemachines


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:38 AM

Hey there,


1) For the Firefox "search bar" you can click on the drop down list and then you can choose the search engine you prefer ( https://blog.mozilla.org/theden/2012/10/09/firefox-search-bar/ )


2) If you wish to remove the "Amazon home page" then you can click on the Firefox menu, select options and from the "general tab" you click on "restore to default" (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20set%20the%20home%20page)


3) To remove the "Amazon smart search" you would need to type "about:config" on your Firefox URL and press enter, then click on "I'll be careful I promise", type "amazon" on the search box underneath the URL, then reset all strings with "Amazon" - right click and choose "reset" 


Hope this helps :)

Edited by masterthemachines, 31 July 2014 - 06:04 AM.

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