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Strange behavior when searching from the Location bar

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Hi all! I've been trying to remove google from being the default search provider in firefox. To achieve this I've done these two things -

- Moved Duckduckgo to the top of the list in the firefox search box and set it as the current seach.

- Set Keyword URL to "https://duckduckgo.com/?q=" and keyword.enabled to true.

However once this is done my searches from the location bar (both single word and multiple word strings) still return google.

It appears to be something to do with the google search entry in the firefox search bar. If I remove that, it behaves as expected - single word searches return a 'Server not found' error (not quite what I wanted but arguably correct behavior) and multiple word searches go to Duckduckgo.

Any suggestions on how to solve this without removing the google search option completely would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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It is supposed to work as described in this article, which it appears you have followed: Location bar search | How to | Firefox Help. I can't think of any reason for the presence or absence of a search engine plugin to affect that. Do you have any add-ons that could possibly affect location bar behavior?

You could try this: create a clean new Firefox profile. That will bypass current add-ons and custom settings, have fresh settings databases and a fresh cache folder.

Close Firefox and start up in the Profile Manager as described in Managing profiles. Any time you want to switch profiles, close Firefox and return to this dialog.

Modify your keyword preferences and see whether they work in the new profile. Any luck?

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It is supposed to work as described in this article, which it appears you have followed: Location bar search | How to | Firefox Help. I can't think of any reason for the presence or absence of a search engine plugin to affect that. Do you have any add-ons that could possibly affect location bar behavior?

You could try this: create a clean new Firefox profile. That will bypass current add-ons and custom settings, have fresh settings databases and a fresh cache folder.

Close Firefox and start up in the Profile Manager as described in Managing profiles. Any time you want to switch profiles, close Firefox and return to this dialog.

Modify your keyword preferences and see whether they work in the new profile. Any luck?

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