My search bar is gone - how to add it back

This article applies to the new Firefox Quantum (Firefox version 57 and above).

When you install Firefox, you might see your search bar and your address bar combined into a single bar. If you prefer separate address and search bars, you can restore the search bar by following these steps:

add search bar 57
  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Click Search on the left panel.
  3. Click Add search bar in toolbar.
    add search box button 57
  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

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