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Step by Step BING Removal Instructions


Ok, be VERY careful with the Firefox config editor.

These instructions will allow you to go back to Google in Firefox - Bing is the new Microsoft search service which was probably added when you upgraded to IE8.

To get rid of the BING default search in Firefox simply open a Firefox window and type the following in the address bar:


Firefox will issue a warning asking you to confirm that you want to go into the config editor.

Click the 'I'll be careful, I promise!' button to proceed.

In the filter field at the top of the page, type in 'keyword.URL' (without the quotes)

This entry is the page that you are redirected to when you simply key words into the address bar, your search term is appended with the spaces replaced by the + character.

Double-click on the entry to edit the actual string and paste in the following:

Click Ok.

Google is now your default search page again.

Feel free to experiment with different page strings to get other search engines working, but unless you either know what you are doing, or enjoy reinstalling software, you probably don't want to edit any of the other entries through the firefox configuration page...

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