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Made Dogpile my Firefox's keyword server

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Tennessee Slim, May 7, 2008.

  1. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mucus City, USA
    Since recently upgrading my Firefox browser beyond v1.5, I've been trying to figure out how to get rid of google as my keyword server (the web site Firefox uses when you type words and not a URL into the address bar) and switch to Dogpile. And it was really chapping my buns, because I don't google. Yeah, I know, Dogpile uses google (among others) but at least the socialist bastards at google don't get the full credit.

    I'd not been able to fix it on either my Eks Pee PC or my Leenuks box ...until today. I'd found the proper "about:config" setting -- it's "keyword:URL" -- and how to change to Yahoo or Microsloth Live, but I just stumbled across a string that works for Dogpile. Actually, some random dude posted his Firefox confiuration file in his blog and it had this string in it. It actually was his value for some preference called "knowfractal.url6". But I looked at it and thought, "Hmmmmmmm...." So I plugged it in and sure enough, it worked.

    The string is:

    Allah be praised! No more google!