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Search from the Address Bar

There are three things I’ll discuss in this post…

  1. Enable searching from the Address Bar of a browser
    1. Type “about:config” in your browser
    2. Accept the warning message given about being careful
    3. Search for “keyword.enabled
    4. Toggle the value of the boolean variable by right clicking on it.
      1. If its set to false – you’ll not be able to search from the address bar
      2. If its set to true – you’ll be able to search from the address bar  
  2. Change the default search engine assigned
    1. Type “about:config” in your browser
    2. Accept the warning message given about being careful
    3. Search for “keyword.enabled” – Ensure that its “true” – if it isn’t then Toggle the value by right clicking on it and selecting “Toggle”
    4. Search for “keyword.url
    5. Set the value to the search engine you want to use:
      1. For ex: to use Yahoo search engine – set the value to http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=
      2. To use Bing – set the value to http://www.bing.com/search?q=
    6. You are all set to search now…Just type the search literals in the address bar and you will be redirected to the search engine you set!
    7. Want further information? Follow this link
  3. Set specific search keywords
    1. This is called “Smart Searching”
    2. Follow the steps given here

You are all set!

Happy Searching Smile

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