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    morgenmuffel
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    Default Windows Live search on firefox thinks i am in the UK

    Windows Live search on firefox thinks i am in the UK

    exactly that

    I can't seem to get round it

    on IE it sees i am in NZ but on firefox it thinks I am in the UK

    All my Hotmail/windows live account settings are NZ,

    The only two possiblilities i can see are
    1) I got my hotmail account while in the UK 10 years ago (but if that was the issue IE should also be afflicted similarly)
    2) My browser language is set to british english


    I have tried going to live.com and diing the "add search engine" thingie, i have also tried the plugin from the mozilla search engines page, nothing nada zip
    Morgenmuffel - This word needs to be a part of the english language, in fact you should use it in everyday conversation

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    Default Re: Windows Live search on firefox thinks i am in the UK

    Go into FF tools>options>advanced tab>general tab> languages button, and add NZ english to the list (at the top), then go into options on your Windows Live Search page,
    http://www.live.com/
    and change your language to NZ english, this appears to change your (assumed (by them)) locale (through cookies?); tho it doesnt change the news provider on the page (BBC), may need to adjust this.
    You must have installed the british english version of Firefox like I did, must set everything to Pommyland defaults.
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    morgenmuffel
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    Default Re: Windows Live search on firefox thinks i am in the UK

    Cheers for that, i hadn't thought to change that as i thought it would change my dictionary from british english, but thats a different setting thankfully
    Morgenmuffel - This word needs to be a part of the english language, in fact you should use it in everyday conversation

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