Im using ubuntu 10 and the firefox 10.0. When using the address bar to search, when i type long words like 'search this in google' the search defaults to google. But when i type in small words like 'search' the browser uses centurylink. Please let me know how to get rid of this and make google as default search engine.
I found the answer that works for me: There is a spot on mine (mac OS) that says in faded letters "why am I here" or "why do I see this". I clicked it, and there was a place to click to disable Centruylink searches. Good luck!
From the Navigation Toolbar in search box select your favourite Search engine through this menu .
Or select the
manage search Engines.. option to remove the Desired Search engine as from the image.
It is most likely that this is being done by centurylink (your isp) in response to failed DNS queries.
Without changing browsers you will be unable to fix this problem. However I do know that most versions of Chrome/Chromium will do some stuff to avoid this problem and, I believe, so does more recent versions of firefox.
protected by Thomas Ward♦ Oct 3 at 14:38
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