So, I reopened my copy of Fire­fox this evening to find that they’d done one of their back­ground updates. I’ve trust­ed Mozil­la to have my best inter­est at heart for the most part (and for count­less years), but frankly I was a bit sur­prised by their announce­ment that they’ve bla­tant­ly mod­i­fied set­tings that I as a user have already set up in my soft­ware.

It’s been so long since I’ve actu­al­ly had to mod­i­fy the search set­tings in Fire­fox that I had to do a lit­tle Yah­Googling to fig­ure out how to re-brain my lobot­o­mized search capa­bil­i­ties.

Yahoo Search Screen Shot

Mozil­la changes Fire­fox default search engine to Yahoo with­out user input.

Nat­u­ral­ly, the first search result is com­plete­ly use­less to actu­al­ly solve the prob­lem, but luck­i­ly, c-net has post­ed a sim­ple tuto­r­i­al here to help you get your Goo-I Mean, favourite search engine back..

As an added bonus, they added a whol­ly redun­dant search box to my tool­bar (which of course default­ed to yahoo).  If your brows­er has suf­fered the same fate, you may right click the tool­bar and choose cus­tomize which will let you drag the search bar in to obliv­ion.   Hope this helps.

And Mozil­la, frankly that was a dick move. Shame on you.

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