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My Installed Add-ons – Keyword Search

by April 13, 2015 Firefox, Mozilla

I love finding new extensions that do things I never even thought to search for. One of the best ways to find them is through word of mouth. In this case, I guess you can call it “word of blog”. I’m doing a series of blog posts about the extensions I use, and maybe you’ll see one that you want to use.

My previous posts have been about:

For this blog post, I’ll talk about Keyword Search.
In Firefox, whenever you do a web search from the location bar, it will use the same search engine as in the search bar. Keyword Search allows you to use a separate search engine for location bar web searches. This is really helpful to people like me who mainly use one search engine (for basic web searches) and others for content-specific use cases.

To set your location bar search engine, go to the add-ons manager.

  1. Beside “Keyword Search“, click Preferences.
  2. Beside “Keyword Search Engine“, select the search engine you want to use.

You can install it via the Mozilla Add-ons site.


One commentcomments3

  1. Thanks for the plug.

    FYI, it looks like you’re using an older version of the add-on. The latest version (1.1.3) works much better and has no compatibility issues with other add-ons.

  2. I prefer Second Search, which is probably one of the only add-ons I install on every computer I use.

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