[How To]: Get Rid Of Ubuntu Custom Search Engine And Ubuntu Integration In Mozilla Firefox

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This post for who prefer to use a pristine Firefox release, without any additional Ubuntu features to it. “Ubufox” Ubuntu extension for Mozilla Firefox integrates some options related to Ubuntu such as Google custom search engine, some bookmarked websites for Ubuntu projects, and some other options.

Before you start removing it, make sure you check the full list of what Ubufox “Ubuntu Firefox extension” will remove from Mozilla Firefox.

  • Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog.
  • Add the following options to the Help menu:

1. Get help on-line.
2. Help translating Firefox.
3. Ubuntu Release Notes.

  • ¬†Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page.
  • Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox.
  • Add ask.com to the search engines.
sudo apt-get remove xul-ext-ubufox

More details about Ubuntu firefox extension for Ubuntu releases.

This method works on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

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