How do I change the automatic search engine?

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Post Posted November 18th, 2006, 1:46 pm

Once, I had someone change the automatic search engine, when you type random words into the URL bar, from google to, because goodsearch donates money to charities and I wanted easy access to it. I can't remember what the URL is to change my preferences in firefox- I know there is something you can type in to do that. How do I get there and how do I change the search engine?


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Post Posted November 18th, 2006, 2:12 pm

about:config keyword.URL change it to whatever search engine you want, the Google setting is: ... &gfns=1&q=

so you will need something similar for whatever search engine you replace it with.

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