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How do I change the quick search box engine from Amazon to another website, i.e. google, yahoo?

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The Deafult seacrh engine is amazon, however, I would like to chance it to either google or yahoo? How can I perfrom this change?

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Click the Amazon icon inside the search bar, and select the search provider that you want from the drop-down menu that appears.

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Hello iNerd,

When I click for the drop-down, the only option I have in terms of search engine is "Amazon." There are no other options

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Click on Manage Search Engines bottom of the Dropdown List.

Then Click on Get More Search Engines...

You will Now redirected to add-ons page. Here You can select and add Search Engines to Your Firefox.

Ændret af Jafar Muhammed den

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Click on the Manage Search Engines item at the bottom of the drop-down like pmjcreations said.

Is the Restore Defaults button enabled?

If it is, click it and all the default search providers should be restored (including Yahoo and Google).

Ændret af Joshua Smith den

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In order to change the default search engine or the order of search engines in the top right search box in Firefox, please perform the following steps:

  1. Move the mouse cursor inside the search box at the top right of the Firefox window and click the down arrow next to the provider's logo.
  2. If you would like to select another search engine, simply pick the engine from the dropdown list.

In order to change the order of the search engines, do this:

  1. From the dropdown list, select Manage Search Engines....
  2. In the upcoming window, you have all your search engines listed. To change the order, simply click one search engine and then select Move up or Move down from the buttons on the right side in order to change the order of the search engines.


When you enter a search term in the Firefox location bar and press Enter, Firefox will per default do a "I'm feeling lucky" Google search and redirect you to the first result that matches your search term. This behaviour can be changed by a number of add-ons. If you'd like to restore the previous default behaviour, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter about:config in the Firefox location bar and press Enter.
  2. You should see a warning that making changes to the Firefox configuration can be potentially harmful to Firefox's integrity. Click the I'll be careful, I promise button to continue.
  3. In the Search box at the top, enter keyword as the search term. You should see a few remaining items, one of these is keyword.URL. It should be bold.
  4. Right-click on the keyword.URL setting and select Reset from the dropdown menu.

Now you're done. Please report back if this fixes your problem. Thanks in advance!

You can find more information about the Location bar search feature in the Search the web from the address bar article.

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Dear All,

All helpful hits, but the problems still exists as my restore default button is grayed out. Also, when I look for add-ons, I am looking for a google search engine that does not seem to exisit. Please see the screen shot

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Please try to Reset Your Firefox. It may Clear Your issue.


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I tried restting my firefox, but it did not repair the issue.

Could it be that my firefox was installed on by my company's IT people and they did some work behind the scences?

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Yes, that is very possible. You could try downloading Firefox again from https://mozilla.org/firefox.

Ændret af Joshua Smith den

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You can check if you still have the XML files of the default search engines including Google in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder.
If not then you need to reinstall Firefox.

Delete the search.json file and a possible search.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Firefox will rebuild the search.json file from the default search engines in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder and the searchplugins folder in the Firefox profile folder.