How To Change The Default Search Provider in Firefox

How to change the default search provider in Firefox

Step1: Load Firefox

Step2: Type “about: config” in the address bar and press enter

Step 3:  Ignore the warning and click “I will be careful, I promise!

Step 4: In the filter text box at the top of screen type “keyword.url

Step 5: Double Click on the keyword.URL. It will open a pop up window asking you to “Enter String Value” . You can also right click on keyword.URL and click Modify

Step 6: To display search results, you need to replace the String with one of the following strings as per your favourite search engine.

Google: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=

Google Search (I’m feeling Lucky): http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&q=

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

Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?q=

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

AltaVista: http://www.altavista.com/web/results?itag=ody&q=

AOL Search: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=searchbox.webhome&q=

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?fulltext=Search&search=

Step 7: Click OK when you are done.

Author: Jas Dhaliwal

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. He specializes in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. You can follow @Jas on Twitter