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Manage Search Engines Added Via "Add As Search Engine"

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I've added several custom search engines to Firefox by right-clicking in a search field, selecting "Add as search engine" and choosing a keyword. Today I wanted to manage the list of search engines I've added in this manner but was unable to find where Firefox keeps the list. It's not in Options as far as I can tell. Any ideas?

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Hi, search engines created like that are currently saved as bookmark keywords. You can either visit the page, or go into your bookmarks and look for them, unfortunately searching for the keyword doesn't work currently.

There are currently plans to revisit this functionality, and it is likely that they will at some stage become part of the one-click search engine list in the preferences.

(@MS: Only engines added from the address bar/search bar via "Add Search Engine", or via add-ons are listed via the search preferences currently).

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You can find all the search engines under Options -> Search -> (under) One-Click Search Engines with reference to Mozilla Firefox 79.0 Hope this helps. please let's know if this answers your question

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Hi, search engines created like that are currently saved as bookmark keywords. You can either visit the page, or go into your bookmarks and look for them, unfortunately searching for the keyword doesn't work currently.

There are currently plans to revisit this functionality, and it is likely that they will at some stage become part of the one-click search engine list in the preferences.

(@MS: Only engines added from the address bar/search bar via "Add Search Engine", or via add-ons are listed via the search preferences currently).

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MS said

You can find all the search engines under Options -> Search -> (under) One-Click Search Engines with reference to Mozilla Firefox 79.0 Hope this helps. please let's know if this answers your question

No, they're not there.

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Standard8 said

Hi, search engines created like that are currently saved as bookmark keywords.

Yes! Thanks!

The reason I went looking is because on some website, like Reverb.com, right-clicking in the search field doesn't offer the option to add a search engine, so I figured I'd do it manually.

I make custom keywords for all my commonly used searches so I'd be thrilled if this feature was levelled up. Trying to cut back on the Chrome, and all.

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Wow, sorry for the multiple replies. The page didn't refresh after I submitted the first time so I figured the reply was lost and I typed it out and submitted again. And again. Then suddenly all the replies appeared at once. I don't see a 'delete post' function so there they all are.

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Hi helmanfrow, it's the URL in your post; that diverted it to the spam link moderation queue. Not well enough documented.

If Firefox cannot extract the search URL from the search form, you still could create a bookmark in multiple steps as follows:

(1) Generate a sample results page (I suggest a one-word query) and bookmark it in a convenient location.

(2) On the menu or in the Bookmarks Sidebar (Ctrl+b), find the bookmark and right-click it and call up Properties. Then:

(A) In the Name field, edit to be useful.

(B) In the Location field, change the query term to %s so Firefox know where to plug in your query terms

(C) In the Keyword field, add your keyword

Then click Save.

And... test. (So much easier having that right-click menu item.)

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jscher2000 said

Hi helmanfrow, it's the URL in your post; that diverted it to the spam link moderation queue. Not well enough documented. If Firefox cannot extract the search URL from the search form, you still could create a bookmark in multiple steps as follows:

Yes, exactly right!

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