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

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:


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

type “keyword” in the “filter bar”

you should now have a few choices—right click on “keyword.URL” … click “modify” … 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.

11 replies
  1. Patrick
    Patrick says:

    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.

  2. franco
    franco says:

    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

  3. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    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!