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Old 10-17-2003, 08:00 AM   #1
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changing the default search engine in mozilla

I'd like to change the default search engine in Mozilla. Opening edit, preferences, navigator, internet search gives me a google option, but this is; I'd like

Does anyone know how to change this and/or add more options to the list in preferences?

Many thanks, reetep.

Old 10-17-2003, 09:00 AM   #2
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you cannot just write it down can you?i'm using Mozilla firebird now, so i forgot the stuff from mozilla - by why don't you download firebird? it's really great browser, it has 100s of extensions (read: plugins), among which lots with search engine options...
Old 10-17-2003, 09:11 AM   #3
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type about:config in the url entry line and search around for right click it, select modify and enter your info.
Old 10-17-2003, 10:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for those suggestions, they're great. I'm not so hot at installing new applications so I thought I'd give the second suggestion a try.

I'm having problems even doing that though! I don't seem to be able to modify the value in about:config as described. Right clicking, right double clicking, left clicking and left double clicking produce no result. Middle clicking opens my home page.

Any ideas? Many thanks, reetep.


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