James wrote:I absolutely despise Netscape Search. It is saturated with advertising and that bloody Netscape bar at the top remains with you wherever you go. I've managed through the Mycroft download to get Google to work as the default by typing in the address bar at the top and clicking on the Search button located beside it. BUT if I simply hit Enter, that cruddy Netscape Search engine is enacted. Is there any workaround to completely get rid of the Netscape search?????
James wrote:Thanks, Captain, but it definitely doesn't work for me. I followed your directions to a "t" and still it brings up Netscape. Oh well....
Jeffredo wrote:Hey James. I know this has been mentioned before in other threads, but installing the Mycroft extension (very easy) will give you a huge selection of search engines to choose from. After installing, restart and then go to preferences/Navigator/Internet Search and change the default to one of those many choices. It may be overkill, but it was an easy way for me to get Google!
Jeffredo wrote:All I can say is that I added Mycroft, chose Google as my default seach engine, and now when I hit the search button on the menu bar or from the context menu after highlighting something it uses Google, not Netscape search.
James wrote:BTW... when you install NS it asks permission to install Java. But the version I have with Opera (1.4.2._05) I'm quite sure is more recent. Would it have been best to custom install NS and leave out the Java??
James wrote:What I think I will do is uninstall this installation, read the book very slowly and try to re-install it properly. No doubt I've screwed something up somewhere otherwise it wouldn't be so slow at rendering pages (compared to FF and Opera). When I do uninstall it, is it best to simply delete ALL the files and start from scratch? And would you do a search for Netscape and delete those files as well.. if you wanted to wipe the slate relatively clean, that is? I don't feel capable of going into the registry and messing about but I would consider doing a search and delete.
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