Default search engine on TenFourFox 38

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16 Aug, 2015 10:32 AM

The default search engine changed from Google to Yahoo earlier in the Firefox update cycle, but has now since moved on into the latest update of TenFourFox. This has been a thing and it is slightly angering in that after doing updates on all my machines, I have to go in and manually change it back to how it was-- it completely removes all the settings I had set for it in that Google was the default and all the others were unchecked and removed. After this update? it restores the default search settings so to almost force you to use yahoo at least once without telling you that's what it is set to.

is there any way to remove the overwrite of search settings in later builds so it honors what you have set already, and only use the defaults if there is nothing there already to set (i.e. first run)?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Aug, 2015 02:31 PM

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    This was a Mozilla decision. In general, I don't undo these sorts of changes unless they're critical to the function of the browser. Mozilla's theory is that if you were using Google, then it would assume you had it "by default" and switch you to Yahoo! once, and then if you moved back no other changes would be made. I'm not defending this policy, but since we're based on their code and this is a big deal to their bottom line, I'm not reversing it unless they do.

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  2. 2 Posted by Steve Yeats on 21 Aug, 2015 10:14 PM

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    Yeah, sadly this seems to be their thing. FF 40 apparently introduced a few other nuisances according to my friends who use it-- nothing that can't be removed with a simple right-click. that said, I'm also seemingly having more CPU usage under 38 than 31 which I was using previously, with the 7450 compile. rolling back to 31 made a huge amount of difference. this is on a PBG4 Alu HR 1.67 15-incher with 2GB of RAM. I'm seeing a lot of other people that seem to also be showing similar things in another problem thread on the tenderapp website for this.

    I can give information on extensions installed and see if that's it, but for now, I'm gonna stick with 31 since the G4 doesn't get used that much enough to specifically *need* the latest version. everything I ever need to access via the web still works absolutely fine under 31. sort of reminds me when Waterfox had an issue with MS OneDrive under 32.0.4 but didn't under 32.0.3. so, until stuff was fixed later on, I didn't have a reason to switch, since everything still worked fine with the older version.

    Whatever the cause is, it has to be something that changed between 31 and 38... and if that's the case, it's probably too big of a jump to be able to find it off the bat.

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