Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google?

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Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? RavenWolf2010 9/16/10 10:43 PM
I hate Bing its crap and now my address bar does not use Google to search, my default address bar search is still set to google but Bing has taken over my address bar search.  Someone help!!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? XboxGuy 9/16/10 10:54 PM
Type about:config in address bar of Mozilla Firefox.  You must confirm you know what you're doing.
Type keyword.URL in filter box.
right click on the preference name and hit Modify
paste this into the box that opens:  http://www.google.co.in/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=
Now Type browser.search.defaultenginename in filter box
right click on the preference name and hit Modify
paste this into the box that opens: Google
Now Type browser.search.defaulturl in filter box
right click on the preference name and hit Modify
paste this into the box that opens: http://www.google.co.in/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=
Now it is fixed, simply close the about:config tab and resume normal googling ;)
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? Mark Craxford 11/19/10 12:44 PM
Excellent!! Although you might want to change the ".co.in" to your local version eg ".co.uk"
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? isnake79 3/23/11 9:18 AM
This works fine, but if firefox gets restarted then Bing becomes again the default search engine, any suggestions?, thanks in advance
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? NCSB 5/6/11 4:21 PM
Thank you XboxGuy. Very clear information.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? modgreener 8/21/11 11:47 AM
Thank you Xbox guy, that has bugged me for too long.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? karlsbadskateguy 9/1/11 11:36 PM
When reach step "browser.search.defaulturl" and enter in Filter Box and right click on Preference Name the "Modify" does not show in black (gray) so can't access it.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? technosasquatch 11/1/11 9:37 PM
You sir are a god among men, Thank You
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? nancyellen 11/4/11 6:23 PM
Wow, thank you, thank you. AVG is going off my computer very soon ...
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? jotheeswaran28 11/9/11 8:03 PM
   
 
       
 
 
thanks
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? 1611kjb 11/18/11 5:52 AM
In the U.S. you might want to replace Xbox Guy's URL with http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

You may also want to make sure browser.search.order.1 is listed as Google
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? squeamish 11/23/11 12:28 PM
It only worked when opening a page.. it doesnt get rid of it when opening tabs :(
I've had this problem before and for some dumb reason wasnt iq to write down how I got rid of it, let alone install it again :? anyways.. still trying to figure out how to get rid of it from opening in a new tab.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? ladyrae13 12/11/11 9:52 PM
wow, what a wonderfully specific way to make my life SO much easier....i hate it when my settings go haywire after random downloads that mess with regular firefox settings.  thank you so much!!!!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? kumoho11 12/13/11 12:18 PM
Dear XboxGuy and 1611kjb: THANK YOU so very much for taking the time to share your intelligence on this forum!! I'm very slappy now.  The solution for me was to combine both your suggestions together!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? tairak 1/13/12 9:50 AM
THANK YOU!!!!  I had found other instructions that were similar, but that did not fix the problem.  This did fix it.  So annoying AVG!!!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? annony lind 1/16/12 9:55 AM
I'm not good at this stuff but got up to the

"Now Type browser.search.defaulturl in filter box" and there is no MODIFY in my choice selection.

A new tab now brings up nothing.  Help, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Challenged :(
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? ミ★ღ ραυℓ ღ★彡 1/16/12 10:14 AM
Hi everyone,

Which version of firefox are you using? You should have an option at top-right corner of the browser and you could see a drop down arrow, click on it and select Google.


Report back if you still have problem.

Thanks,
Paul

Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? annony lind 1/18/12 1:03 AM
Paul,

Thanks for your quick reply.  I have Firefox 9.0.1 and it's up to date.

I also tried that yesterday and Google is already checked off (& has the Google logo), but I still get a blank page on a new Tab.  I just
tried again, still the same. 

Whatever I did with the directions where I left off (listed in query) left me with nothing when I pull up the tab key now. It
brings up a blank page, no Bing or Google.    I guess I should NOT have got into the config page.  How can I remedy this?  It must be in the Xboxguy's directions per my 1st query for help.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? roxy89 1/25/12 1:19 AM
thank you so much!! :)
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? ntd 1/28/12 5:21 PM
XboxGuy
how would you modify your instructions for the cuil.pt search engine?
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? julester05 3/8/12 7:13 PM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!
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Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? mswashu 5/27/12 3:35 PM
Why on earth is this so difficult in Firefox!?! Click a button, make your search engine of choice default. Come on guys, really? Thanks XboxGuy.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? coxisevil 5/30/12 9:05 AM
Yes this solution doesn't work at all.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? Pyromaniak678 6/9/12 12:23 AM
Very good, It kept giving me and issue. When you do the KEYWORD.URL... right click it and hit RESET. then add the http://www.google.co.in/search?btnG=Google+Search&q= and it worked perfectly there out. Why Firefox doesn't make that easier to change confuses me. nor could i get a Google search bar add on to work anymore :(.  I'm not on my computer, my computer i use Chrome, the main user on this PC uses chrome.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? hilly4u 9/9/12 3:24 PM
XboxGuy: THANK YOUUUUUU!! Here it is 2 yrs later & your instructions to get rid of (in my case searchcanvas & babylon) WORKED!! Of course I had to combine what 1611kjb suggested - but w/the two of you I'm back to google!! YAYYY  - thanks for brainy people like y'all (cuz I'm not one!) LOL! xoxox
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? WelchsGrapeJuice 10/12/12 8:34 PM
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? Christopher Hupp 11/5/12 11:30 AM
XboxGuy thank you! I kept having ask come up and I reset my keyword.url but it kept coming up with ask...another piece of crap search engine. That worked perfectly!
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? CatsandDogs 12/2/12 5:16 PM
Can we trade? I want Bing, not Google as the default search engine. Maybe someone has help for me, too.
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? spiritualinsight 12/27/12 8:50 AM
in my About Config i seem to be missing the browser.search.defaulturl

should this be added some how and where?
Re: Bing set to default search in address bar in Firefox!! How to restore to Google? Jessica S. 12/27/12 10:48 AM
Hi spiritiualinsight,

I assume you're using Firefox, so you'll need to consult them about the issue.  Here's a help page that might be of assistance.  Additionally, since this thread is from 2010 and the problem that this thread was about has been resolved, I'm locking it.  

Thanks,
Jess
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