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Firefox Google-search hack for international travel

If you ever use Firefox when abroad, I’m guessing you get as irritated as I do when Google helpfully switches search results to the local language. There is a very simple fix which cures this.

dharsin’s blog post explains how to make the necessary changes, or if you’re feeling lazy (and you’re UK based) you can just download this file and save it in the right place (c:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxsearchplugins directory on Windows, usually, or somewhere like /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/ on Linux).
     You will have to restart Firefox to see the change, which will be a “Google UK” entry added to your list of search providers (the one you get by clicking the little triangle to right of the current search engine’s icon) . You can use “Manage Search Engines” at the bottom of the list to move Google UK to the top of the list, to make it the default.

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