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Firefox Showing Uk Results In U.s.?

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#1 Pamela


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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:44 PM

this is kind of random but, i'm hoping someone here can help..

on my colleague's PC, using Firefox, anytime you search you get UK results in the search engines, whether it be in google, yahoo or msn, even though we are in the U.S. It seems to be that her Firefox is set to UK somehow because search results are U.S. in IE.

does anyone know why this is happening and/or how to fix it? we uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled, but that didn't seem to do anything.

I appreciate any feedback!


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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:29 PM

hmm... strange!

I seem to recall reading a news story back in October (? I think) where Firefox was going to be building some sort of Location Detection at the user level. Going from memory here, but I think it was called something like Geode and I think it was first released as a plugin, but that they were talking about having this location thingee be the default setting during some version of Firefox 3.x. I'm 99% sure the story was on the BBC News site if you want to search for it.

Even if all of that is reasonably accurate I still don't have a clue how this could relate since you're not in the UK, obviously. Unless something in that Firefox location database has gotten mixed up, or if there's a way to override what it tries to set for itself and someone has done that without realizing it.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:33 AM

I have a simple and static answer for you that is , download latest version of Firefox, if then it will not solve then there could be server problem which you are using.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:28 AM

If memory serves Google has a default location setting for the google search bar in ff, if you are using the default ff/G home page this setting might be being transferred over. It's probably worth checking just to rule it out if nothing else.

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