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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    Yahoo stole my search box!

    Somewhere I went to a site that pilfered my search box and changed it from Google to Yahoo.

    I went to about:config, keyword.URL and changed the value to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=.

    It looks fine -- until I close FF and then start up again -- and Yahoo is back.

    How do I change it so that it is permanent?

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    Is there some kind of Yahoo extension that might have installed itself in your browser? I had an extension (don't remember the name) a few days ago that installed itself in my Chrome browser. I deleted it and it kept coming back until I went into extensions and disabled it.
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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    Ted, there has to be something that snuck through, as you point out -- and that's through the firewall. There ought to be a way to "lock" preferences once they're set to avoid this sort of thing...

    Chuck
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