How do I change the default search from Ask.com to Google?

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Some people may not like that Wyzo uses Ask.com as the default search engine in the url bar. Luckily there is an easy way to change it.
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To change the search to google (or any other search engine for that matter) you must change a setting in the about: config

Type "about:config" into the adress bar without the quotes. Continue through the void warranty thing. Search "keyword.URL" using the filter bar at the top. Change the value to "http://www.google.com/search?q="

All done! You now have google as the main search engine.
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amused. Why make so damm difficult to make a simple search engine change? This is about the most custumisable browser I have ever came across, and to make this hard the custumize ones search engine... it is not logical. Any way, hope you fix this soon.
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also note if you are using firefox or one of the many different firefox clones like wyzo, flock etc. you'll need to search up ask.com in the about:config area and change it to google.com as well, or else it will still use ask.com as the default search engine.
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Ok so, my Windows 8 just updated like it does regularly & it has a new ask bar. I like google. How do i change it. I've tried following your instruction.
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Mason (shown above) has the answer. It worked for me just now. Mason over 4 years ago

To change the search to google (or any other search engine for that matter) you must change a setting in the about: config

Type "about:config" into the adress bar without the quotes. Continue through the void warranty thing. Search "keyword.URL" using the filter bar at the top. Change the value to "http://www.google.com/search?q="

All done! You now have google as the main search engine.