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Topic # 92144 27-Oct-2011 17:22 Send private message

hey anyone know how to keep google as the default browser as every time i restart my laptop yahoo is always the default browser,even clicking on the wrench icon at the top, and there under basics i change it back to chrome it always starts back up on yahoo!any help at all on this as YAHOO sucks!  

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  Reply # 538264 27-Oct-2011 18:45 Send private message

Yahoo is a browser?
Google is a browser?

Chrome IS a browser.





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  Reply # 538298 27-Oct-2011 19:58 Send private message

Hi TENKAN ...

I am taking a guess that your Internet Service Provider is Telecom Xtra?
If this is the case, then Yahoo is perhaps the "Home Page" and your laptop is set to open at Yahoo each time you start up. Yahoo does have a Search Engine on that page ... and it does suck *grin*
Now if you are using the Google Chrome Browser, it is simply a matter of setting a new home page, like the Google Search page, (or any page you like) once you find how to set the homepage, Google will open up each time you start the laptop.
I hope I have not confused things for you ... I am only a meek geek. Good luck.

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  Reply # 538340 27-Oct-2011 20:54 Send private message

You mean search provider or browser they are very different




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  Reply # 538378 27-Oct-2011 22:04 Send private message

See if this covers it - http://tinyurl.com/64fnbx4. If not maybe some more info.





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  Reply # 538468 28-Oct-2011 06:32 Send private message

hey guys i mean search engine!sorry for the confusion,google is my home page and chrome is my browser,thanks to the advice from gzt and tedzart,its all good for now.



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  Reply # 544613 12-Nov-2011 16:18 Send private message

hi there, hey guys its back again!how can I stop Yahoo from hijacking my search in my address bar? I keep changing it back to Google but it wont stay there,as whatever I type in my address bar is searched in Yahoo, I change the default search engine back to Google but whenever I close my browser it gets changed back to Yahoo. How do I stop this, It's just soooo REALLY annoying!

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  Reply # 545152 14-Nov-2011 13:35 Send private message

Are you sure you're changing the default and not just the search engine for that session? I don't use Chrome so not sure, but in IE, for example, you can choose any of the other search engines but that is just for that search. If you want to change the default you need to use the dropdown and "Manage Search Providers" Might be something similar?

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  Reply # 545156 14-Nov-2011 13:42 Send private message

You are changing the default search engine here, right?





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  Reply # 545161 14-Nov-2011 13:54 Send private message

Wrench-Options-Basics-Manage search engines-mouseover google-click 'make default' button.



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  Reply # 545163 14-Nov-2011 13:58 Send private message

Hey yes i sure am,its really weird,but i'v found out its probably some malware from a free download that iv done,so im gonna delete some and see what happins

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  Reply # 545169 14-Nov-2011 14:31 Send private message

If you have Youtube Downloader this installs a toolbar that changes the search engine to Yahoo.

Uninstall just the toolbar change the default back to Google and problem is solved.


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