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Google as default serch in Firefox web address bar

By Reckoning
Sep 6, 2012
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  1. I have found instructions online as follows:

    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 ;)


    I did this but when I got to the step "Now Type browser.search.defaulturl in filter box"
    That does not exist. I had COMODO antivirus on this machine and it was defaulting to a COMODO search. So I uninstalled COMODO and now it is doing a dlink default search. Anyone know how to correct this?
    I do understand you can use the search box to the right of the web address bar to google search but would like the web address bar to also be able to be used as a search bar, thanks!
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