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wizzardprang

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How do I change the default search engine from ISearch to Google?
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alright i looked around for this. just because im ultra-bored. what i found is that you have to uninstall the isearch plugin. well at least thats what i had to do. press tools->extensions then find isearch and hit uninstall. then before restarting firefox type in about:config in the address bar type search into the filter and find all the listings that say ISearch if any do right click -> reset them they should either be blank or say google now. have fun :tazz:
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Remove the Isearch plug in.
Type about:config in the address bar.
Scroll down the list to browser.search.default.url.
Double click on this and change Isearch to google.com - you’re done. All your browser searches will now run through Google.

And if you want to remove/add/edit the search options in Mycroft (the search box at the top of the screen) there’s a great free utility at
http://www.svenbader.de/e_index.html

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 30 June 2005 - 08:33 PM.

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1. i beat ya to it and
2. that doesnt work. i tried that first and it stayed at isearch when i opened firefox again.

-newbie with 5 posts.
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Dude it isn't a race. Its about people wanting to help people. Thirdly, yes it does work. Besides, even if it didn't work for you, everyones configuration is different, everyones FIX will be different, when someone asks a question they recieve replies, then they must go through those replies until they find the one that works for them.

calm down, people here don't care how many posts you have.
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sorry. i didnt mean to be offensive. it was meant as a joke. i keep forgetting people dont know my personality here. i appologize if i offended you. oh yea and i understand that everyone has different configurations. again, it was meant to be a joke

Edited by fbspazzy, 30 June 2005 - 08:51 PM.

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I wasn't offended by any means, and I do have a good sense of humor, it is just kinda hard to decipher ones tone from a bunch of typed letters. :tazz:
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yea. i get what you mean. i need to use more smilies! wow, we could all learn a lessson from this too bad it will get deleted because it is completely off-topic huh! :tazz:
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Maybe some of the higher up powers that be will see it and pin it somewhere.
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"higher up powers that be" huh? well to any of the "higher up powers that be"
good morning. oh and incase i dont see you good afternoon good evening and goodnight. :tazz:

Edited by fbspazzy, 30 June 2005 - 09:04 PM.

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Now I think you are just trying to boost your post stats ;P
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well..they dont know that....'hmm... if they delete my posts does the count go down?... :tazz:
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OK guys, steady on, let's not start a browser war :tazz:

I changed the browser.search.default.url
browser.search.defaultenginename
and browser.search.selectedengine to Google and closed out the browser.

When I reopened it, it was back to ISearch.

I tried setting it to Google first then changing the setting but ISearch manages to get itself on top again.

keyword.url has value of http://www.isearch.com/?q=

I removed the value but ISearch is back as the default.
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read my first post, remove the isearch plugin. tools-> extensions
click isearch, click uninstall..
then repeat what you did

Edited by fbspazzy, 01 July 2005 - 02:08 PM.

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If the above doesn't work let us know as that will mean you have the Isearch infection, dont despair though, just let us know if it reappears.
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