Yahoo search and Firefox

Yahoo search plugin prompt

Yahoo! is not the default search engine for Firefox browser in the United States but they have specially coded their page to help users change their preference. When you first visit Yahoo.com a small box appears to help you switch from Google search to Yahoo! (as pictured above).

Pretty smart! I’m surprised the other search engines bundled with Firefox such as Amazon and eBay have not done the same thing for their power users even if they cannot be a replacement for all things search.

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  1. Kevin Burton on wrote:

    Could be smarter. They could just have a FireFox extension that automatically changes the default search engine.

  2. Cameron Bulock on wrote:

    I noticed the other day that Google is doing the same thing in IE7.

  3. consultants on wrote:

    Very interesting idea about yahoo.com is the default search engine in firefox. Getting idea about firefox a internet browser that ability to secure your computer in different spyware in the net.

  4. Jeremy Zawodny on wrote:

    Kevin, it sounds like you’re referring to the Yahoo Toolbar. See toolbar.yahoo.com to check it out.