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Windows 7: Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine

06 Dec 2014   #11
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Yahoo is only the default setting. A lot of other search engines are still available so no big deal.

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I like the new search feature when you type anything in the search window it opens a drop down window and you can pick the one you want for that search or just use the default.

Jim
Weird... I just updated a couple of minutes ago, and this search options doesn't seem to show for me...
Any special setting or something?
It could be because FF decided to go with localized search engines. At least that's what I'm reading. US went with Yahoo, EU stayed with Google, Russia has Yandex.
You might have ended up with one of these: List of 34 Mexico search engines

Mozilla has it all screwed up. Users in the US were supposed to get the 34.0.5 update USLocal that has Yahoo as default, but my version is 34.0, there's supposed to be a 34.1 lurking out there somewhere.
From what I can understand Mozy wanted to revamp the search function for FF, wasn't sure how to do it, and ended up rushing the 34 update through. Don't be surprised if a v35 is in the very near future way before their normal release schedule.

Then there's the money angle: Yahoo and Mozilla Form Strategic Partnership | www.marketwatch.com


Related Links:
Firefox 34 / Possible to go back to the old search bar?
Don't Panic: Yahoo! is now default search in the U.S.
34.0.5 vs. 34.0


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06 Dec 2014   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

At least Yahoo still works in FF.

Since PM got split from FF, my context menu option for Yahoo search takes me to an error page.

Since I mainly search for images these days I'm forced to use Google.
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06 Dec 2014   #13
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you want to revert back to the old search, go to about:config and toggle the following entry to false:

browser.search.showOneOffButtons
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07 Dec 2014   #14
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
I switched to Bing. Google has become too big and too intrusive for me.

Google mail account ... deleted.
Google docs ... deleted, and replaced with OneDrive.
Google maps ... replaced with Bing.
Pretty much the same as me. Quit using Google period over 2 years ago. Use Bing and ...... yes... Yahoo as my searchers. Mostly Bing, which is not bad at all btw. The ONLY "Google" I do is their Translate which is just soooooooo easy to use.
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09 Dec 2014   #15
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Yahoo is only the default setting. A lot of other search engines are still available so no big deal.

Attachment 342182

I like the new search feature when you type anything in the search window it opens a drop down window and you can pick the one you want for that search or just use the default.

Jim
Weird... I just updated a couple of minutes ago, and this search options doesn't seem to show for me...
Any special setting or something?
It could be because FF decided to go with localized search engines. At least that's what I'm reading. US went with Yahoo, EU stayed with Google, Russia has Yandex.
You might have ended up with one of these: List of 34 Mexico search engines

Mozilla has it all screwed up. Users in the US were supposed to get the 34.0.5 update USLocal that has Yahoo as default, but my version is 34.0, there's supposed to be a 34.1 lurking out there somewhere.
From what I can understand Mozy wanted to revamp the search function for FF, wasn't sure how to do it, and ended up rushing the 34 update through. Don't be surprised if a v35 is in the very near future way before their normal release schedule.

Then there's the money angle: Yahoo and Mozilla Form Strategic Partnership | www.marketwatch.com


Related Links:
Firefox 34 / Possible to go back to the old search bar?
Don't Panic: Yahoo! is now default search in the U.S.
34.0.5 vs. 34.0
That explains all... well, to wait for 35v then XD

Thanks for the info
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10 Dec 2014   #16
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post

That explains all... well, to wait for 35v then XD

Thanks for the info
You're welcome.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
At least Yahoo still works in FF.

Since PM got split from FF, my context menu option for Yahoo search takes me to an error page.

Since I mainly search for images these days I'm forced to use Google.
lehnerus, You've probably already tried this, but have you tried removing and then reinstalling yahoo in PM?

Cross reference the search options in about:config with what FF has compared to PM, most settings can be seen by typing search in the about:config search bar.

If you migrated PM settings from FF, I did find: Pale Moon forum the last post by TheRealShane may help:
Quote:
Also you can search the Firefox profile - if it still exists - for XML files. There will be an Amazon one and an Ebay one; copy those to the Pale Moon searchplugins folder in the Pale Moon profile and next time you start Pale Moon you'll see them in the Search engines drop down box.
Delete the yahoo XML file from PM and paste the fresh FF one in.

If this is a problem with PM you might try resetting PM as a last resort.

If this is a problem with the system and the context menu handler try a SFC /scannow.
Location in registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows might be a handy tool in your situation.
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10 Dec 2014   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks Anak

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
lehnerus, You've probably already tried this, but have you tried removing and then reinstalling yahoo in PM?
I hadn't tried that.

It turns out that there is no Yahoo Australia (Yahoo!7) search anymore.
I couldn't find a US one either.

I had to install Yahoo UK & Ireland search.
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11 Dec 2014   #18
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

I installed a Firefox add-on today that lets me have a different search engine in address bar and search box.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...eyword-search/

with the standard setup it's the same engine in both, but now I have DuckDuck in the LHS url/address box and Wiki in the RHS box.
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11 Dec 2014   #19
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

lehn, what badcrc came up with might be worth a try. You might not be willing from what I found out.

I looked around for awhile this (my) morning and really didn't find anything relating to forcing either FF or PM to accept Yahoo!7 as a search engine.

One item, You could have a corrupt search.json file. I also looked into about:config modifications these looked promising but I'm not sure how to manipulate them right now:
Code:
browser.search.hiddenOneOffs;Yahoo!7,Bing,Amazon.com,eBay,Twitter,Wikipedia (en)
browser.geolocation.warning.infoURL;https://www.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/firefox/geolocation/
browser.search.searchEnginesURL;https://addons.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/firefox/search-engines/
As you can see I added Yahoo!7 to the hiddenOneOffs pref, but FF didn't react to it.


Its difficult to correlate when I'm here in the States and I don't use PM. I believe this is being limited by the darn %LOCALE% parameter that FF uses.
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11 Dec 2014   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Context Search

You can set the default search engine by adjusting the config file (about:config).

I hate the combined Address/Search bars that most browsers use.
One reason I hate using IE and Chrome.

I usually use Context Search (~80% of the time).
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ch/?src=search

I use the Search box ~20% of the time.

Quote:
I looked around for awhile this (my) morning and really didn't find anything relating to forcing either FF or PM to accept Yahoo!7 as a search engine.
Thanks for looking.

I couldn't find it in the list of search tools.
I must have FF set to Yahoo! UK (in Linux Mint 17.1).
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