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8/10/17
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kjartdeko

Why can't I get rid of yahoo as my default search engine?!

I am at my wit's end. Every time I search for a topic in my address bar, the default search engine comes up as yahoo which I don't care for. I've tried all the solutions I've researched including running malware software and clamXAV. They are now coming up clean, but I am still having the same problem. I am on my new MacBook Pro.

Anyone have another solution?

Thank you so much!
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Stefan vd
8/10/17
Stefan vd
Hi there,

Try tthis:
add a new search engine on this page:
chrome://settings/searchEngines?search=search


1. below you type in the first box this:
Google
2. the 2th box this:
google.com
3: the 3rd box this:
{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:bookmarkBarPinned}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:omniboxStartMarginParameter}{google:contextualSearchVersion}ie={inputEncoding}

4. Set this as default search engine.

Thanks,
Stefan

pizzafrog
8/11/17
pizzafrog
This actually seems to have worked! I'll post a new reply if the question comes up again, but in the meantime what does this do differently?
Stefan vd
8/11/17
Stefan vd
Hi pizzafrog,

Search :)
but with the correct parameters. (after the ?q=, that is your search keyword)

Thanks,
Stefan
jencooke
9/10/17
jencooke

I had the same issue, as I hate Yahoo as a search engine. I did some digging, and one user recommended uninstalling any chrome extensions, which I did, and the problem stopped. After that, I reinstalled them all, one by one, to see which was the issue. In the image below, you can see an extension at the end called 'wordpick', which I didn't install myself. I assume this is helper software to prevent people like you and I from changing default browser settings and such. Anyway, you could try looking for odd chrome extensions that might have accidentally been installed? 


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