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Windows 7: Changing Search Engine in FireFox


25 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Changing Search Engine in FireFox

FireFox 10, automatically uses Bing, when typing something in the address bar for searching ? I searched FireFox site and came across the about:config, I can't find any option within the configuration file or the options within the program ?


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25 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

about:config trick is the only official way in Firefox to edit address bar search provider.
(Sponsors pay money to be there, and they do not want you to change it on your own).

Btw, today the latest stable version is Firefox 11.0
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26 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

How do I change the search engine ?
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26 Mar 2012   #4

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26 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Golden's answer is for that little side search panel only.

If you want to change search engine in address bar itself please consult the following links:
Keyword.URL - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Location Bar search - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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26 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Golden's method is how I got Google on mine. No other links need to be accessed.
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26 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Working, by modifying the config file. Thanks for the link, I saw it the other day, obviously overlooked it
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