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Old 11-21-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I switched my default to DDG awhile ago.

Their agreement with Google was for 10 years. I wonder how long they have wanted to switch away from Google?
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: USA
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Google also got the boot from the Nokia Lumia smartphones a few months back (I did an article on my site about it) so it seems like it's pick on Google lately. LOL
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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"Under a new five-year contract announced today, Yahoo Search will become the default search engine for Firefox in the U.S." [RJ edit: Marketroid jargon removed]
Oh god. Talk about trading crap for crap.

I set my default to localhost (127.0.0.1) when I first installed Firefox. Actually, I deleted all the search "plugins" and shut the function off completely through about:config. Don't know if they've also taken that capability away from the newer versions (along with everything else they've taken away user control of), but I'm running an old version anyways. If I need to run a Web search I'll invoke Ixquick manually, like I did for years before I ever started using Firefox. I'm not so lazy or helpless that I need my damn Web browser to do everything for me.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I am lazy enough that I use 'Startpage' for my search engine. Sometimes I'll switch to another to see if there are better responses but always default back to Startpage.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Google also got the boot from the Nokia Lumia smartphones a few months back (I did an article on my site about it) so it seems like it's pick on Google lately. LOL
Not surprising that Microsoft pushes their own search engine on their own platform.
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I'm not so lazy or helpless that I need my damn Web browser to do everything for me.
Right, because only the lazy and/or helpless would want the convenience of having an input box always available as opposed to having to first type in a web address.

Some of us just aren't hopelessly trapped in the past.
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