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Google - I just keep getting US version not UK

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sunflowerandcress Sun 07-Aug-11 15:26:22

I have dragged google.co.uk down to my laptop toolbar but every time I click on it it defaults to .com and I get a load of US websites suggested. What am I doing wrong? biscuit

niceguy2 Sun 07-Aug-11 15:56:52

Do you have a proxy server set?

sunflowerandcress Sun 07-Aug-11 16:46:36

Ooh, how do you check?

Thumbwitch Sun 07-Aug-11 16:53:45

Sorry if you've already tried this but when you type in google.co.uk, there should be a line underneath it that says "Make Google your homepage" - this will reset your Google default to Google.co.uk instead of .com.

if you've already tried it, then I don't know what else.

sunflowerandcress Sun 07-Aug-11 17:30:49

No nothing comes up about making it a homepage? Just goes to the google page. Do you know how to move a web address into a toolbar. maybe I have done this incorrectly.

niceguy2 Sun 07-Aug-11 20:19:34

What browser are you using? Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome?

sunflowerandcress Sun 07-Aug-11 22:48:36

Firefox

NetworkGuy Sun 07-Aug-11 23:24:40

If you want it to be your home page (rather than just a 'favourite' on the Bookmarks Toolbar then use Tools | Options and on the 'General' tab (first tab visible) you have space to enter the web address of http://www.google.co.uk/

(Or if you have a Google account, you can make it iGoogle by using http://www.google.co.uk/ig )

If you want it on your Bookmarks Toolbar, then you'd use Bookmarks | Show All Bookmarks and then you will be able to edit the text or web address for any entries you have.

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