- Revision id: 133369
- Creator: Chris Ilias
- Comment: Improve readability of article. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-search/discuss/6637
- Reviewed: Yes
- Reviewed by: Chris_Ilias
- Is approved? Yes
- Is current revision? No
- Ready for localization: No
If you want to search a website for text you see in a message in Thunderbird, can instantly run the search from Thunderbird.
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How to use Search
Let’s say you see the phrase "I like Minotaur" and want to search the web for Minotaur. Just highlight the word "Minotaur" then right-click and select
Thunderbird will show the search results in your default browser.
How to change the default search engine
Bing is set as the default search engine. To change it, do the following:
- At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Alt + T) and select menu (In the menu bar, click the menu and select At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the , or click the Application menu button and choose menu and select .
- Select the panel.
- Under Default Search Engine, use the drop-down menu to select your preferred search engine from the list.
- Click to close the dialog.
How to add Google to the search engine list
Google is not included in the search engine list, but you can add it simply by installing the Google Search for Thunderbird add-on. After you install the add-on, Google will be available in the list of search engines.