8/3/16
10:57 am

Forum Question: How Do I Remove Yahoo As My Default Search Engine?

I’ve tried setting up DDG as my default search engine. I’ve followed your video, and several other video’s, but, to no avail. I’ve gone to preferences, picked DDG, and Yahoo keeps coming up as my default search engine. I’m really at a lost here, because it seems like the change should be so easy. I had DDG for awhile and then it went away. It seems that it went away when I did an update for Adobe, but I’m not sure.
My mac book pro is 6 years old an am using OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5

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Gary

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Remove Yahoo As My Default Search Engine?”

    8/3/16 @ 10:57 am

    OK, so you’ve set up Duck Duck Go as your search engine in Safari, Preferences and it still isn’t working?
    My guess is that you also have some sort of Yahoo extension going that is overriding this. Check in Safari, Preferences, Extensions. See if you have anything there that may do this. When in doubt, try disabling all of them, restarting Safari, and see if it still happens.
    If that doesn’t work, then things may be more complex. You could have something else installed that is hijacking search requests and sending them to Google. It could be in Safari, but it could also be at the system level. It could even ben in your wifi or DLS/cable router level.
    Try another browser and see if it happens there. That will at least tell you if the problem is at the Safari level or system/router level.

    Gary
    8/3/16 @ 1:09 pm

    Thank you for your answer. Under preferences, extensions, I had “search genius”. Once I removed that, DDG worked. Thank you again for your help.
    Gary

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