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Configuring the Default Search Engine in Firefox 3.6

Most people seem to have Google set as the default search engine in Firefox.  If you'd rather default to Yahoo! or Bing It like they do on Hawaii Five-O, it is very simple to change the default.

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click the icon of the search engine that is currently displayed in the search bar  Search
  3. If the Search engine you'd like is in the list, click it.  You are done.
  4. If the search engine you are looking for isn't in the list, click Manage Search Engines
  5. Click Get more search engines
  6. In the search field, type the name of the search engine and hit Enter.  (Example:  Bing)
  7. Once you have found the search engine, you will click either Continue to Download or Add to Firefox
  8. If presented with the option, click Accept and Install
  9. Check the box next to Start using it right away and click Add

The search engine should become the default.  If it reverts back to your previous search engine, you probably have a toolbar installed that is overiding your new selection.


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