I've uninstalled the pdfforge FireFox add-on as it appaprently has modified FireFox Location Bar Search Engine to Yahoo!. Although the add-on is not installed now the Location Bar Search Engine is still set to Yahoo!. How can I cange that?
Advise at the following website didn't help:
This 'forced' Yahoo!-search engine installation is quite annoying. I recommend that it is removed altogether and at least when the pdfforge add-on is uninstalled.
I'm having the same problem. Very annoying. If someone knows how to fix this please post.
OK I found the solution. You have to disable the extension ''Search Settings Plugin 1.2.3" in Firefox, which I suppose is added by PDFCreator. IE also has some plugin that should be removed. Here's the article: www.mularien.com/blog/2009/03/24/sourceforge-hosted-pdfcreator-trojantoolbar-warning/
I read the article you posted but do not have the extension the author is talking about. I believe the search engine was set by downloading the Yahoo Toolbar, as would seem appropriate. I did find a simple fix in the Firefox online help - http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Location+bar+search?bl=n&s=location%20bar%20search&as=q. Follow the steps for "Changing the keyword service". Worked like a charm for me and I didn't need to restart Firefox afterward. I do recommend do the change in a new window of Firefox.