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I've already done that (3-4x) before but nothing changes.
I've already UNINSTALLED the YAHOO toolbar
and INSTALLED the GOOGLE toolbar but still, it goes to yahoo search..
thanks for your reply!
if you have other suggestions, please let me know.. thank you!
In Mozilla Firefox
In the address bar type
now type the word search
double click on it and type Google then click ok
double click on it and copy and paste
and click ok
Just close window and restart Mozilla Firefox. Google should now be the default search engine again.
still no good..
I've checked the about:config and everything is set to GOOGLE.. I even disabled and erased the values of everything mentioning Yahoo but it still didn't work. It seems that mozilla tracks and saves the settings from the first time you download firefox. Because even if I've uninstalled Google Toolbar then uninstall Firefox (plan to reinstall everything again) it still has the google toolbar and still goes to yahoo everytime i search something w/o the ".com" or the like at the end.
Any other suggestions? hehehe.. Thanks for helping me out!..
Another question, if i run out of options, I'm planning to use another browser. Can u suggest any other browser that matches (or close to) the speed and plugins in firefox that can use the google feature?
If you plan to reinstall Mozilla Firfefox
right click on start
left click on explore
look for program files can click on the + sign
look for the Mozilla Firefox folder and delete it.
Restart your computer.
Now install Mozilla Firefox.
***Remember all your extensions and bookmarks will be lost, unless you save them from that Mazilla Firefox folder.
Thanks! I got it back!
I just missed the RESTART part. Before, I just reinstalled firefox immediately after uninstalling it w/o restarting the system. (stupid, i know.. hehehe) But I also did something extra.
++Went to search from the start menu then searched for all files having anything to do with "MOZILLA" and "FIREFOX" then I deleted them all.
++Restarted the system
I didn't even have to download the google toolbar to get the feature i wanted! wohoo!
Thanks for your help!
Glad you go it straightened out.
Thanks for posting back.
Just be careful when downloading programs. Some want you to install things you don't want or need. Remember that's what got you into this situation.
THIS IS WHAT YOU DO :) i JUST DID IT
If you have done everything that PudgyOne has said to do (and all is set to Google), then this is the last step you should need to take, in order to restore, or make Google as your default search engine using the address bar:
(Do the) about:config (in your address bar)
-when the results show up:
(then search for, or find)
(Right click, and select Modify @ ----- keyword.URL -------)
In place of whatever is there, copy and paste this into that link/space/spot (whatever you want to call it):
This is what you C&P into that spot in place of whatever is there now:
And tada!!!!! That should do it!!!
Be sure you have done all of the prior steps that PudgyOne talked about, and then do the step I mentioned. (playbox was what I needed to replace...it's a ******!)
Re: THIS IS WHAT YOU DO :) i JUST DID IT
thank you! i was having the same problem. your tip fixed it. thanks again
You will like Maxthon! It's quicker than Firefox in my opinion; I've got 4 search engines: Maxthon, Google Chrome (super fast!!), Firefox, and IE. I like Maxthon cause you can change your skins to really neat stuff, and you can use google as your search engine. I'm having the same problem as you with the yahoo taking over as my search engine. I just don't get it. but it's usually doing that on Firefox. Maxthon does what you tell it to. You should check it out. Good luck. Just key in maxthon in your search box, and click on the download link. It's very safe and looks out for your searching safety!
Only one thing to add...
I changed everything you suggested, but it didn't work until I also changed this:
double click on:
copy and paste:
And voila! It worked! Thanks so much!! I would have never gotten this far without your help!
None of the above worked, but this did!!!
I am using Mozilla 3.6 and tried all of the above but nothing worked.
But this did. Search in the about:config for browser.search.selectedEngine and then right click on that line, selected Modify, then typed in Google.
Close FireFox, then reopen. And Hallelujah, Google was there again. Good bye Yahoo!
Google Toolbar not yet compatible with Firefox 5
I assume it will be soon.