Updating policy of yahoo search engine
But my PREFERRED DEFAULT in recent years has always been Chrome. In deactivating or avoiding Yahoo I do NOT want to do anything interfering with my or E-Mail accounts. Does below INFO tell you anything relevant in what to change? Looks like they took out the ability to specify your own new tab url in settings, but apparently there are extensions that will do it.It's hard to see why KEEPING defaults should be a federal case. Don't know how I lost Google bein my default search engine. Using Google Search still works ok - but is a hassle to always have to start searches by going to to avoid this Windows 10 Inspiron 15 automatically holding me hostage to Yahoo. I don't understand:new_tab_url file has a mind-boggling complexity. The below is as close as I can be to the alpha-numeric stuff that you cited.https://*.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search*? fr=mcafee Word “avira” occurs 28 times in new_tab_url file! You should still be able to fix this using the same basic idea as before:1) close Chrome2) using your favorite search tool that can look for text inside files (I like Agent Ransack), search the entire User Data folder I mentioned above for "search.yahoo.com"3) whatever files it finds (ignore anything with "history" in the name, or anything in the cache folders), MAKE A BACKUP COPY and open it in notepad (open the "real" file, not the backup copy)4) change "search.yahoo.com" to whatever you want your new tab page to be, save and close that file, start Chrome and see if it worked If not, try installing an extension.open it with notepad and search for "new_tab_url"5. I couldn't find the Secure Preferences file (I have Windows 10) at first, but was able to once I made all of the hidden files and extensions visible.The value in that parameter in my file looked like https://us.search.yahoo.com/yhs/web? Change that value to whatever url you want your new tab page to be* Reply if you want more specifics on how/why I got hijacked and how I found the fix. My "yahoo" parameters were not found with "new tab" search, but at the very end of the text as a "startup" entry.One of the best French door fridges we've tested A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "Flex Zone" drawer.
They posted a full statement online, saying, in part: We recently exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo based on a number of factors including doing what’s best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users.If only there was just a place where it could be fixed in the registry and simple as that. This may not work for everyone, but it worked for me (I believe there's more than one way to hijack the new tab url).1. Find a file called "Secure Preferences" (I'm on Windows 7, my Secure Preferences file is in C:\Users\USERNAME\App Data\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\)3.make a copy of it in case things go horribly wrong4.When it became clear that continuing to use Yahoo as our default search provider would have a negative impact on all of the above, we exercised our contractual right to terminate the agreement and entered into an agreement with another provider. I've been foolin' with Pc's since 1987 and on the web since 1996. Usually when I make one now it's because I'm too much in a hurry.