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Internet search engines

Postby pmeheran » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:01 pm

My brother in law's computer has a glitch. He uses mozilla and searches with google. The problem is that when looking up a subject instead of a website, google switches to AOL search instead. Neither of us like the way AOL displays the information. Since he has win7, it was suggested to use the drop down on the tool bar and select manage search engines. I did this and deleted AOL, it still switched from google to aol search. I looked back at manage search engines and AOL search was still deleted. Very strange. Now a couple of hours later, it is back to behaving itself, with google the default search engine. A few days ago my laptop was doing the same thing. I went through the usual jabberwocky and managed to get rid of the problem, but don,t ask me how I managed, maybe it was because it is an old winxp and is haunted.
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Re: Internet search engines

Postby pmeheran » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:12 am

Aargh!!! His computer is doing it again! I am getting quite obsessed by this, I can mitigate it by switching to yahoo. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Re: Internet search engines

Postby KenB » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:44 am

Hi

Start > Control Panel > Switch to Classic View > Internet Options

Under the General Tab is an option to set the default Home Page.
Delete what is there and put in .....http://www.google.com
Click OK to finish.
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