Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I often search from the Mozilla Firefox (52) browser bar.
My default search engine is set to Google, but I find that the first search in a tab always goes to google.com. I want it to go to my local country google site, as this would probably be faster.
I have looked at the Firefox about:config search elements, but cannot see where this direction to google.com is occurring.
Can anyone assist with how to set google to default always to my local country google site?
Edit: Does the DNS service have anything to do with this? Is the DNS being told to go to google.com first, or not?
Edit2: On further investigation, there is xml in files like "/usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins/locale/en-GB/google.xml" which appear to control search engine urls used. However, even editing these to refer to the local country google site in all cases does not resolve. I am coming to the conclusion that there may be some hard-coding in Firefox itself that is the controlling factor.