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aols aim infested my firefox :-(

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hi there everyone,
after i put AOLs AIM programme on my pc i found it infested my web browser, so i immediately un-installed it and reset my home page. but now when i type a word in the the adress bar it will bring up an aol search page, instead of taking me to the site like it used to. i.e i used to be able to just type "ebay" and it would take me to ebay.com, and the same worked for most sites, i think it may have used googles 'im feeling lucky' search. does anyone know how i can get it back to normal? cheers
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Hey fortuitous :)
  • Open a new tab (ctrl+t)
  • Type about:config into the location bar, and press enter.
  • In the Filter box, at the top, type in: keyword.url
  • Right click on the entry that comes up, click Modify and in the box that comes up, copy and paste in:
You can set up keywords for sites you visit often, so you don't have to type in the full web address each time:
  • Bookmark the page (ctrl+d)
  • Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks
  • Right click on the bookmark you created, click on Properties
  • In the Keyword box, type in the keyword you want to access the page through.
  • Click OK
  • Close Bookmarks Manager
    To get to the site, in the location bar, type the keyword, and press enter.
~Matt :)

Edited by Matt T, 08 May 2008 - 02:36 AM.

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