Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #11

    Edwin said:
    Could you have tripped, unbeknownst, over something like this at some point?

    Attachment 171604
    Nope. As I said, I haven't installed any new software in... a very long time.
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  2. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #12

    Josey Wales said:
    Firefox does not usually use extensions provided by Google. If you are not syncing it to an email address try to do that. Remove Bing as a search provider first and then sync it.

    How do I set up Sync on my computer? | Firefox Help
    It's an add-on: Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. It plays encrypted video online.
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  3. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #13

    In the FF address bar type about:support then press Enter. copy the results here.

    Also type about:config then press Enter. Type bing in the search box and see what shows up.

    Also set FF to show Menu Bar then look at Tools > Add Ons

    Scroll down to each add on in the list and check for configurable options. Have a look at all options for each add on.
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  4. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #14

    Callender said:
    In the FF address bar type about:support then press Enter. copy the results here.

    Also type about:config then press Enter. Type bing in the search box and see what shows up.
    Name Firefox
    Version 57.0.4
    Build ID 20180103231032
    Update History
    Update Channel release-cck-mozilla130
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
    OS Windows_NT 10.0
    Profile Folder
    Enabled Plugins aboutlugins
    Build Configuration about:buildconfig
    Memory Use about:memory
    Performance abouterformance
    Registered Service Workers about:serviceworkers
    Multiprocess Windows 1/1 (Enabled by default)
    Web Content Processes 4/4
    Stylo true (enabled by default)
    Google Key Found
    Mozilla Location Service Key Found
    Safe Mode false
    Profiles aboutrofiles

    There were a couple of entries for Bing in there, I changed them all to Google. We'll see if that helps.
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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    And, even with the sync, even with changing those values, it still happens.
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  6. Posts : 25,637
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #16

    Cephus404 said:
    And, even with the sync, even with changing those values, it still happens.

    type about:config then press Enter. Type bing in the search box and see what shows up.

    Do that again but do not change anything.
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  7. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #17

    Also try the Mycroft Plugins. Choose the google search engine that you require and add it using the option to set as default.

    Mycroft Project: Encrypted Search Engine Plugins - Firefox IE Chrome

    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing-mycroft-project_-encrypted-search-engine-plugins-firefox-ie-chrome.jpg
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  8. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #18

    Will check back tomorrow
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  9. Posts : 5,081
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #19

    Try about:config then search for browser.search.defaultenginename

    Change string value to Google
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  10. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Josey Wales said:
    type about:config then press Enter. Type bing in the search box and see what shows up.

    Do that again but do not change anything.
    Now, absolutely nothing shows up when searching for Bing, but Bing still gets activated.
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