Remove Open Dns Search To Be Used For Default Search Terms Typed In Firefox Location Bar – Location Bar Searching Yahoo or Open Dns Or Some Other Search Engine Instead Of Google

One of the most annoying thing I noticed after installing open dns on my computer is that firefox location bar searches started using open dns search or yahoo search engine instead of google, open dns is really good piece of services but this thing I don’t like about it as it changes the search engine for the wrongly typed URLs and other search terms typed in firefox location bar.

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You may feel irritated when you want to search a term with google and it came out to be with yahoo irrelevant search with some bad results, In order to fix this problem you can follow the procedure given below.

Here is how you can fix this issue and revert back the location bar in firefox to search google only by default

Tip: Convert Firefox 3 Location Bar Into Firefox 2 Location Bar

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the location bar

2. Now press the button which says I’ll be careful, I promise!

3. Now type the following word in the filter box

keyword.URL

4. Double click to change the value to

http://www.google.com/search?q=

5. That’s it

Tip: If you want to perform I m feeling lucky google search from firefox location bar then replace the value in the step 4 with this

http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&q=

Tip: If still for any reason you want default search engine of firefox location bar should be yahoo then replace the value in the step 4 with this

http://search.yahoo.com/search?sm=Yahoo%21+Search&p=

For more searching tricks on firefox location bar refer this cool article here

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