Mint 12 and google search from the location bar

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  1. Longboard

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    Pardon if this has been discussed anywhere before..
    Anyone got a nice simple way to get google search as default back in the location/address bar in M12 with FF8 ??

    Seems like some serious editing is required.

    I know the rationale, re income etc.
    I have donated elsewhere :)

    I know there are other search options, but I like what I like.

    The "presets" are a bit annoying and the Mint search is outright pathetic

    regards
     
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  4. Longboard

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    Thankyou ...

    This is a new install of M12 in VMWare for trial

    I have no issues with Search from the search bar: have added all I want there.

    I want to do default google search from the "Awesome bar" ie address bar.

    Having some problems...

    I think I'm getting DNS redirect from my effing ISP !! o_O

    ..when I put a single word search in the address bar:
    Im getting a redirect to A "BigPondSIteHelp" page" re here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking
    and
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Searches are redirected to another site?s=redirects&r=0&as=s


    This has only started happening recently.
    Does not happen in older Linux installs.
    Does not happen in MS installs.

    In this new install in VM: all the time :mad:

    Just booted a fresh Ubuntu Ocelot -thingy- and happening there too.

    :ouch:


    I dont really want to have to rejig all the networking.

    Any ideas plz.
    Any comments?
     
  5. mack_guy911

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  6. Longboard

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    Dude :D
    Terrific
    Was about to get to it this AM here and....
    Love this forum :)

    Should sticky those links. !!
    Bet this will be a problem for more than this little brown duck.
     
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