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

03 Dec 2014   #1
A Guy

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Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine

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Mozilla today rolled out Firefox 34. While most browser updates these days aren’t all that exciting, this one includes a couple of interesting new features. What most users in North America will notice right off the bat, however, is that this is the first version of Firefox with Yahoo as its default search experience.

It’s easy enough to change the default search engine in Firefox, and I would guess that most current users will quickly switch back to Google. The Yahoo Search experience, which the company specifically tweaked for Firefox users, is perfectly all right for most searches. But at the end of the day, it feels like it doesn’t have some of Google’s smarts, especially when it comes to queries that would usually trigger Google’s Knowledge Graph.
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04 Dec 2014   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yahoo? That is not going to happen. I will use Yahoo, I've already tested Yahoo and has failed me. Yahoo sucks.
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04 Dec 2014   #3
margrave

Size 12
 
 

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.
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04 Dec 2014   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

A new low for FireFox...They just keep falling into the browser abyss and soon to become irrelevant.
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04 Dec 2014   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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


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04 Dec 2014   #6
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Yahoo? That is not going to happen. I will use Yahoo, I've already tested Yahoo and has failed me. Yahoo sucks.
I agree!; I dont like yahoo nearly as much as google. Almost all of my searches are done with google.
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04 Dec 2014   #7
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I use duckduckgo.com for most searches and revert to google for the odd chore. Quite happy with FF and don't see it "falling into the abyss" at all. I use it for most of my browsing. I keep Chrome for news-reading etc and have it set to save... nothing.
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04 Dec 2014   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

A while ago I went into the manage search providers link and deleted Yahoo and a few other search engines from FF, it updated to 34 a few days ago and I have no yahoo in sight
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04 Dec 2014   #9
FerchogtX

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

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?
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04 Dec 2014   #10
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

I've had my FF search box set to Wikipedia for ages.
When I downloaded the v.34 update, the search box remained set to Wikipedia.
When I looked at the choices for search engines, all that was listed was Amazon, Ebay, Wikipedia and DuckDuckGo.
Yahoo as an option was/is nowhere to be seen.
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