Search from address bar in Firefox

Posted on May 7, 2009. Filed under: Connect, Tips & Tricks | Tags: , , , , , , |

Is your Firefox looking bulky? [right click on menubar] > ‘Customize…’. Move all necessary buttons from Navigation toolbar to main menu bar. Remove unnecessary buttons. Remove the dedicated Google search box also. Move the address bar from Navigation bar to main menu bar. Now, un-check View > Toolbars > Navigation Toolbar. Thus, all the buttons and address bar is on main menu bar. And there is no navigation bar. Now you have more client area in Firefox.

The Firefox address bar accepts search queries like in Google Chrome, but the results you get is the result of ‘im feeling lucky’ from Google. I never use that button from Google. You can change ‘im feeling lucky’ to normal Google search results page.

Here is how to do it.

  • In address bar type in about:config.
  • Type in keyword in the filter box.
  • Double click on the item Keyword.URL.
  • In the dialog box, change the string to ‘http://www.google.com.my/search?q=
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