Something wrong with firefox

Something wrong with firefox

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SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
So you can search by pressing on the address bar and typing in what you want, and normally when I do it, it will search google, but now all the searches are going to this weird chinese site www.baidu.com

Help please
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2011 Nov 13 at 20:25 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Its because you're not American.
 
 
2011 Nov 13 at 20:51 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Fyi I am, and also since down rodeo is scottish or something, does that mean that he gets redirected to random chinese websites?
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2011 Nov 13 at 21:16 PST
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3076
-6 ₧
DUH, change the homepage.

i mean burn your computer.

what i actually meant was do not internet.
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2011 Nov 13 at 22:06 PST — Ed. 2011 Nov 13 at 22:08 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Reinstall Windows.
Seriously... just do it. Back up your files and reinstall that shit.


Changing your homepage will be a temporary solution to it, but there's still something that ended up changing the homepage to begin with, likely a virus, which you need to get rid of... and the easiest way to do that, is to reinstall Windows.

Plus Windows has a pretty bad habit of building up all this shit that you don't need, so a fresh install would surely make your comp run better too :D
 
 
2011 Nov 13 at 22:10 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
I fixed it, and guess which program was causing it...































it was youtube downloader
but thankfully it's fixed now
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2011 Nov 13 at 22:27 PST — Ed. 2011 Nov 13 at 22:28 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Oh god... use reaplayer noob.
 
 
2011 Nov 13 at 22:29 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
If it happens again, in about:config there is a value called keyword.url or similar. That is what tells Firefox to search Google, or indeed any engine of your choice.

I use Chrome now, on this machine at least.
 
 
2011 Nov 14 at 05:38 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
SRAW said:
down rodeo is scottish

I'm 50% Scottish. I guess that explains this red beard.
 
 
2011 Nov 14 at 07:10 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Down Rodeo said:
If it happens again, in about:config there is a value called keyword.url or similar.


I did that, but it would still keep on resetting to that weird chinese website, but as I said it's fixed now as youtube downloader caused it so I just uninstalled it.
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2011 Nov 14 at 07:33 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
And your beard is a lie.
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2011 Nov 14 at 07:34 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Hairy muff. They've actually changed it in the recent versions of Firefox, effectively when you type something in the bar it always searches rather than taking you to the most probable result. Infuriating! Particularly as they did it silently. I thought it was some kind of regression.

I have to say, I am not at all on board with the way FF is actually going. Chrome ain't much better though, I mean, with Firefox I can fix, customise and "addon", but Chrome is much tougher in that respect.
 
 
2011 Nov 14 at 11:08 PST
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4667
1,227 ₧
I like it when my browser plays hard to get. And the toughness translates to endurance, which only improves the experience when you finally catch it.
 
 
2011 Nov 14 at 14:18 PST
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