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Help to turn off Bing

  1. #21


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    Stubborn thing. See if resetting Firefox to default may get rid of it.

    Firefox - Reset to Default - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #22


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    Win 8.1


    It's beyond stubborn, way beyond. It's a stalker.

    Starting over with FF was what I was not wanting to do. I do see an option for preserving my bookmarks etc. Is there a way for me to save my bookmarks and other settings before I jump into the procedure? This scares me tremendously. Then the thought came, could Bing be hiding somewhere is my bookmarks and other things I would save.

    If I do this, it will take a while. I'll only be able to do it in small bits, I'm stressed and shaking just thinking about doing this.

    One last question, is there any way around doing it?

    Thanks,
    Bernadine
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  3. #23


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    You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial to reset Firefox to default, but keep your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, and Web form auto-fill information.
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  4. #24


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    Win 8.1


    That was the option I saw, but I meant is there a way to save all of that before I get into the reset FF procedure. Just an extra bit of safety to not lose them if I make a mistake during the procedure, like belt and suspenders? In case I miss something or do something wrong during the procedure.
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  5. #25


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    Option Three would do all that for you, but you could also manually create backups to be extra safe.

    Firefox Bookmarks - Export (Backup) and Import (Restore) - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. #26


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    Win 8.1


    Thanks, with me it's always best for me to be extra safe. These old eyes don't always see what they should and the head doesn't always interpret what they see too well. I have to go now, so it may be a day or even 2 before I can do all of this. Oh, but always with me, another question. Not taking care of IE too will not cause problems for FF again?
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  7. #27


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    Usually not. IE and FF work separately.
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  8. #28


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    Well now several weeks later, many hours spent and I'm pretty sure I was given the procedure to solve the problem. Turns out it was caused by WIN 8 and even though there are many pages of questions and replies on the MS forum, MS has done nothing to help people turn it off. Just for future reference for you, the page where the solution is down almost to the bottom: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...022c2a7?page=3 The solution was actually posted earlier, but it didn't say how to get to the registry. Thanks for your help, Bernadine
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  9. #29


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    Thank you for posting back with your results and solution Bernadine.
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  10. #30


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    Win 8.1


    I worked so hard on this, if I can help someone else not have to work so hard, that will be a silver lining to what has been a dark cloud over my computer.
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