How to fix… Firefox Bing. Fix the search feature in the “url bar” aka “location bar”…

June 8, 2009 by  

These directions are for firefox 3.0.10 but should probably work for other versions.


If your firefox url location bar suddenly gives results from Bing instead of Google and you want Google back again, here is how you can switch it back:


typeabout:config” in the url bar… clickI’ll be careful, I promise!” in the “This might void your warranty” notification box.

typekeyword” in the “filter bar”

you should now have a few choices—right click on “keyword.URL” … clickmodify” … paste the following text into the box …


** We have now tested these directions which in theory looked like they would work, and they worked great **.


/ p.s.  try this is at your own risk! /

/ if some problem happens, don’t call us–but we did it ourselves and only had good results/


Good luck.

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11 Responses to “How to fix… Firefox Bing. Fix the search feature in the “url bar” aka “location bar”…”

  1. kalle on November 6th, 2009 10:51 am

    thanks a lot, it works perfectly!!!!
    God bless guys like you…

  2. Simon on December 21st, 2009 8:41 pm

    Thanks, i came home from uni to find my computer had been tampered with!! was not happy, am now! :D

  3. Nils on February 11th, 2010 3:11 pm

    Fantastic i really hated BING!!!

  4. Goliat on March 2nd, 2010 4:40 am

    It realy works.

  5. Not Muslim but Allah be praised on April 9th, 2010 9:21 pm

    Thank you for this useful information.

  6. Patrick on June 3rd, 2010 11:46 am

    Thank you. I installed a theme that changed my search to bing. And changing themes back didn’t fix it. You’re advice did. Also, instead of editing the value, you should be able to right click it, and ‘Reset’ to the default (google). Same result either way.

  7. mona on June 21st, 2010 4:34 pm

    THANK YOU! : )

  8. franco on August 11th, 2010 12:11 pm

    you are a Godsend, no more of that crappy bing!

    now i can mispell my desired website and firefox will do all the work for me!

    cant thank you enough

  9. shaq1907 on November 18th, 2010 4:11 pm

    Thanks a lot, it worked.

  10. Brenda on December 4th, 2010 12:34 pm

    It worked just as described and worked great, was easy too! Thanks, I HATE Bing, and not only because they are shoving it down my throat whether I want it or not!

  11. Cesar on May 8th, 2011 5:30 am

    Ótimo!! Great… this works with firefox 4.0. I’ll recommend. Thx

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