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

12 Dec 2014   #21
Anak

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You're welcome.

One way may have been adding the Yahoo!7 toolbar, but if you:
Quote:
I hate the combined Address/Search bars that most browsers use.
One reason I hate using IE and Chrome.
Then that's not an option, but that is your call.

Two other avenues might be:
1.) Posting on the PM forum to see if anybody there might have a way to force Yahoo!7 to install.
And,
2.) Contact Yahoo!7 directly, or their Forum they might know of a way.

Especially #2, I would think Yahoo!7 would feel insulted that a fellow countryman couldn't install one of their features.


Related:
https://au.help.yahoo.com/kb/search


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14 Dec 2014   #22
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FF34 Search Box Issues

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
One way may have been adding the Yahoo!7 toolbar, but if you:
Quote:
I hate the combined Address/Search bars that most browsers use.
One reason I hate using IE and Chrome.
Then that's not an option, but that is your call.
It was just a standard search engine (like Yahoo! UK).


If you are having problems with the Search box in FF34, try this:
  • Type about:config in the address bar to open the Config page
  • Click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button
  • Search for browser.search.showOneOffButtons
  • Set the value to false (I'd already toggled it before I took the screenshot)
Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine-ff34-search-config-02.png


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23 Dec 2014   #23
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I hate the combined Address/Search bars that most browsers use.
One reason I hate using IE and Chrome.
See, this is something that I don't understand at all. Like, at all!
Try to type something in the address bar that does not correlate to any webpage you've ever visited in Firefox, it'll act stupid for up to ten seconds wondering what to do, then just do a web search based on your search engine anyway, so what's the point of having a separate search bar? If I had a for every time I accidentally started typing a search in FF's address bar, then having to move over to the search bar and start typing again, I'd be retired by now and on my way to Hawaii or something.
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23 Dec 2014   #24
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I hate the combined Address/Search bars that most browsers use.
One reason I hate using IE and Chrome.
See, this is something that I don't understand at all. Like, at all!
Try to type something in the address bar that does not correlate to any webpage you've ever visited in Firefox, it'll act stupid for up to ten seconds wondering what to do, then just do a web search based on your search engine anyway, so what's the point of having a separate search bar? If I had a € for every time I accidentally started typing a search in FF's address bar, then having to move over to the search bar and start typing again, I'd be retired by now and on my way to Hawaii or something.
How do you view the current page URL once you start typing in the Address bar?

Chrome seems to be very popular for some unknown reason, so obviously a lot of people like (or at least don't object to) the horrible system.

Personally I hardly ever use the Address bar, other than to copy URLs from it.
I almost always use the Search box or the Context Menu (I have Context Search installed).
I also have Tab Mix Plus installed and set to open a new tab when searching.

Even if I want to go to some site, I'll search for it and then choose it from the results (unless I have already bookmarked it).

I also hate the all-in-one buttons that all browsers use these days.
Luckily, I can still run my modified Personal Menu add-on in PM25 (it has broken icons in FF34).
Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine-pale-moon-gui.png


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25 Dec 2014   #25
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Personally I hardly ever use the Address bar, other than to copy URLs from it.
I almost always use the Search box or the Context Menu (I have Context Search installed).
I also have Tab Mix Plus installed and set to open a new tab when searching.

Even if I want to go to some site, I'll search for it and then choose it from the results (unless I have already bookmarked it).
Hey lehnerus, you sound exactly like me! I hardly ever use the address bar nowadays. Also, the Context Search extension has conveniently replaced the search box for me. Lots of times I Google, or use bookmarks to get to where I want to go. That address bar is mostly just for show now.. lol.
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25 Dec 2014   #26
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spencer1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Personally I hardly ever use the Address bar, other than to copy URLs from it.
I almost always use the Search box or the Context Menu (I have Context Search installed).
I also have Tab Mix Plus installed and set to open a new tab when searching.

Even if I want to go to some site, I'll search for it and then choose it from the results (unless I have already bookmarked it).
Hey lehnerus, you sound exactly like me! I hardly ever use the address bar nowadays. Also, the Context Search extension has conveniently replaced the search box for me. Lots of times I Google, or use bookmarks to get to where I want to go. That address bar is mostly just for show now.. lol.
When I am surfing I almost always use Context Search.

I use the Search box if I have copied something from a outside of the browser (like error codes in the Event Viewer).
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29 Dec 2014   #27
ao2014

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Google is tge best but causes problems outside USA

I live outside the USA and as a search engine Google is the best by far, but in this country, Google frequently changes all its settings including changing to local language and begins to apply its geolocation rules, meaning I can't even understand the menu and change the settings back. Even worse, search content is limited, in line with the local rules, youtube has ridiculous advertisements and suggestions I can't even understand. Yahoo doesn't have these deficiencies. I change the Google options back to normal every time it goes local, but somehow, even with updates turned off, it reverts back to local options. If I log in using my account, settings work only partially.
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29 Dec 2014   #28
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Hi ao2014, welcome to 7F!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ao2014 View Post
I change the Google options back to normal every time it goes local, but somehow, even with updates turned off, it reverts back to local options. If I log in using my account, settings work only partially.
The driving force in geolocation is called "Bucketfuls of money", and its time for any entity that delivers the internet to you.

It doesn't matter if the webmaster sets the target country or not they can sniff you out by your IP address:
Quote:
If no information is entered in Webmaster Tools, we'll rely largely on the site's country domain (such as .ca, .de). If you use an international domain (.com, .org, .eu), we'll rely on several signals, including IP address, location information on the page, links to the page, and any relevant information from Google My Business. If you change hosting provider for a country domain, there should be no impact. If you change the hosting provider of an international domain to a provider in another country, we recommend using Webmaster Tools to tell us which country your site should be associated with.

Source: https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/62399?hl=en

Related Link:
A google search on; Google search options apply its geolocation rules automatically in the US.
Note   Note
Unfortunately I can't guarantee that what you see is the same as what I see because my location is different than yours.
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