Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Dan Trevino dantrevino at
Tue Jan 26 22:36:18 GMT 2010

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

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