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In Firefox, how do I reset the search box?
scholar - 30-3-2014 at 02:24

My Firefox browser used to offer me a drop-down list under the search box--Google, Bing, and other choices. In the past few hours, Twitter has somehow become the owner of the search box. The little blue bird is showing, and any search words I type in look for Tweets on the subject, instead of searching for web pages on the subject itself.

How do I set it back the way it was?


Katzy - 30-3-2014 at 09:37

Firstly, go to the Tools>Add-ons menu and check if a Twitter extension's been installed. If so, just remove it.


scholar - 30-3-2014 at 10:00

I just looked, Katzy, and there isn't anything Twitter on extensions.


LSemmens - 30-3-2014 at 11:57

If you click on the down arrow next to the search box, it'll bring up the list of search engines. At the bottom of that list is the option to "manage search engines"


scholar - 31-3-2014 at 00:58

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
If you click on the down arrow next to the search box, it'll bring up the list of search engines. At the bottom of that list is the option to "manage search engines"

When I click on the arrow, it only displays a single option,
"Show all downloads."

Formerly, when it was working as I desire it to, it did bring up the list of search engines. That is my problem--those former options no longer are available.

I can work around it by typing in the site of the search engine I want--but, I would rather have it restored to regular working order.


LSemmens - 31-3-2014 at 07:14

Too far right, in the search box where the image of the search engines are displayed, there is a small down pointing arrow that allows you to select the search engine.


scholar - 1-4-2014 at 00:24

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Too far right, in the search box where the image of the search engines are displayed, there is a small down pointing arrow that allows you to select the search engine.

Got it! Thanks, Leigh. I did not even realize that little downward-pointed triangle was an arrow.

I now have it set for the search engine I have been using, and know exactly where to click to get the list of choices.

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