Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Tue Jan 26 22:46:05 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 17:36 -0500, Dan Trevino wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Rick Spencer
> <rick.spencer at> wrote:
>         On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 15:14 -0500, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
>         > Since Google is the current default, will the switch to
>         Yahoo only
>         > have an effect on new installs?
>         No, this will effect upgrades if the computer is currently set
>         to
>         Google. This is not because of anything special for this
>         particular
>         change. This is because Ubuntu always changes to new defaults
>         for users
>         who are on old defaults.
>         However, if you are set to wikipedia as your search provider
>         (for
>         example) then that means that you are no longer using the
>         default, so
>         Ubuntu won't change you to the new default.
>         HTH
>         Cheers, Rick

> During the upgrade, are users going to be notified about this change?

Outside of release notes, probably not. I don't think it will be much
different than other times that defaults are changed in Ubuntu.

Cheers, Rick

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