Saturday, February 7, 2009

how change default search engine in firefox

If you are tired of getting solution of the question how to change default search engine in Firefox ?

Or have you been victim of spy ware of other sites who has changed your default search engine setting in Firefox ?I faced the same situation so, I would like to help you get rid of this.

1) Go To Location Bar -- about:config and press enter key
You will either have one alert box or will go direct to all configuration settings of Firefox.

-For alert box click on I Promise



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Now in all results filter your results by searching "keyword.URL." you will have one one result like pair of Key /Value. change its value to url of default search
engines and you are through :)
Now get relax and enjoy your search easily.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you name a few URls to put in the box?

Scott Dunn said...

Thank you for that simple solution. I think there also has to be a change to the "urlbar.defaultsearchurl" setting. I noticed the problem when "bing" came up for search, and that got me interested in fixing it.

Anonymous said...

amazing! thank you!

Anonymous said...

love ya man, btw for those of you confused and get the problem scott dunn had all you do is reset the keyword.URL setting to defualt, then switch out the "www.google.com" part with the search engine you would like to use.

moses2112 said...

there is some crappy search that keeps making itself the default search and every time i change it to google it changes itself back, can someone help me stop this? i never even installed the search, i dont know how it got on there

Nikki said...

Thanks SO much. I downloaded a program that was supposed to donate money to a cause when I performed a search, but the search engine it changed my default to sucked. I've been trying to get it back to google and your article showed me how. Thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey , .. this is really a great information.... we are affordable seo services provider company and we required this solution really..

Jason M said...

Thank you. It was so simple.

Crystal Jones VCFPD said...

URI's for those who asked..

Fast Browser (Default search Engine)
http://www.fastbrowsersearch.com/results/results.aspx?s=NAUS&v=19&tid={EF4CE16D-8E67-50A7-CDDA-E7F2AADD1349}&q=

Google
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=PEU&q=

I don't know what to use for Yahoo.. I THINK this one might work:
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=

hsemar124 said...

thanx for the solution.. could have given url's also. anywayz got it. thanx a lot :)

Geetha said...

I tried about:config method several times but it gets changed to yahoo every time i restart firefox

Anonymous said...

it's not working for me :(

Insane said...

extensions.asktb.default-channel-url-mask

>>> Changes the URL auto search engine

Saroj Panda said...

This is simple URL for google.. without mentioning any browser

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=

Saroj Panda said...

btw.. thanks for about:config setting.. this is something new I came to know.. I got something to play in now.. ;)

Gogol said...

phew. thanks. and i found a simpler url for google:

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

fjeffery said...

I think I shall try for a few more minutes to get this search engine off Yahoo. Firefox, this is not worth my time. I will revert to another browser soon. I hope you fix this pain in the future and I may again become a firefox user.

John Mu said...

I need to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for posting it. I hope you continue sharing what you know for people to be able to work on it.

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