Firefox: Change Address Bar Search Provider

When Firefox performs a search from the Address Bar, it queries the search engine string you have setup within Firefox. If it’s using Yahoo, you can switch to Google. Don’t like Google? Use DuckDuckGo. Here’s how to switch which search engine Firefox searches when you use the address bar to search.

1. In Firefox type about:config in the address bar and press ENTER.

2. Locate and double-click the entry for keyword.URL

3. Set the value based on which search provider you would like to use for your address bar searches. Here are a few search strings you can use.

Yahoo: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=

Ask: http://www.ask.com/web?q=

Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

DuckDuckGo: http://duckduckgo.com/?q=

Google: http://www.google.com/search?&q=

ChaCha: http://www.chacha.com/search/

Firefox Keyword URL

Comments

  1. derpy derp says

    Firefox 28.0 has removed keyword.URL from the about:config any more bright solutions?

  2. Juice says

    It does not work any more. No matter what you do. They keep redirecting you to the local version of Google – no matter how hard that sucks.
    Slowly, gradually, we are losing control over our computers, the big leeches are already in what looks like complete control. Any solution, in spite of that?

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