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Manage Search Engines Added Via "Add As Search Engine"

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… (read more)

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?

Asked by helmanfrow 1 month ago

Answered by Standard8 1 month ago

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Search engines missing

For some reason, when I click on the search bar, all my search engines have disappeared. There's now just a handful of engines, including "Twitter" which I've never added… (read more)

For some reason, when I click on the search bar, all my search engines have disappeared. There's now just a handful of engines, including "Twitter" which I've never added myself, so I presume this is a default setting.

Could anyone please tell me how to restore my search engines, if possible?

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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How to get the custom search engine with keywords (similar to that of Google Chrome) in firefox?

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cas… (read more)

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cases when the url is not that of a search engine, but requires lots of mundane and repeated url constructions - e.g. 1. https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/logs, https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/releases or https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/repo-info etc. while, there is a separate search engine with url - https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/search?term=<search term> 2. And each of the %s will be replaced with the string that is typed in the location bar - in the above example, the first url can be constructed

a. by typing "cbp" in the location bar and
b. space or tab
c. <the actual package name>
d. press enter
e. boom!! you see the url expands and substitutes the string and the page is being loaded.
Search requires 2 hops, while i could directly end up on the page in a single step without the requirement of navigating the search results.

3. In addition, it doesn't require to have a string field that needs to be substituted. for example, i have set "cse" for chrome://settings and as soon as i type "cse" and press enter, the settings page loads.

As a software developer, i have around 50+ such urls each tagged with specific shortcuts and this is the only thing that stops me from moving back to firefox - (desperately waiting to move to firefox given the ram consumption by chrome - but not until these 50 urls are migrated).

Asked by ThirukkaKarnan 2 years ago

Answered by ThirukkaKarnan 2 years ago

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Yes, how do I get rid of Ask.com when I want to search the Internet for something?

Every time that I want to search the Internet for something, Ask.com does not work for me. I want to delete it and use Yahoo.com as my search engine. How do I go about do… (read more)

Every time that I want to search the Internet for something, Ask.com does not work for me. I want to delete it and use Yahoo.com as my search engine. How do I go about doing that? Please let me know ASAP! Malcolm.

Asked by mhuscrof 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Search engine reset when using bookmarks autoexport

Starting with a new profile. If I change the default search engine and restart Firefox, I’ll be using my engine of choice. If I setup the html autoexport and restart Fire… (read more)

Starting with a new profile.

If I change the default search engine and restart Firefox, I’ll be using my engine of choice. If I setup the html autoexport and restart Firefox once, same. If I restart a second time, it’s Google.

I use autoexport for backup so I’ll consider using the other documented method to do so, but still, weird thing.

Asked by ced1409 2 years ago

Answered by ced1409 2 years ago

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Why do I get https://www.sm.de/ as default home page with the new firefox version 62.0?

After updating Firefox to 62.0 I haven't got my customized URL anymore. I have changed to Firefox default homepage but still get https://www.sm.de/ when starting Firefox.… (read more)

After updating Firefox to 62.0 I haven't got my customized URL anymore. I have changed to Firefox default homepage but still get https://www.sm.de/ when starting Firefox. It is disturbing and annoying. How do I get rid of this strange homepage (see uploaded image)?

Asked by jork6 2 years ago

Answered by FFus3r 2 years ago