Search the Web on Firefox
Firefox makes it easy to search the Web, your bookmarks or history all in one field. You can even change your search settings to use your favorite search engine as the default, or to turn search suggestions on or off.
Firefox makes it easy to search the Web, your bookmarks or history all in one field. You can even change your search settings to use your favorite search engine as the default, turn search suggestions on or off or set search shortcuts.
Using the address bar
The address bar is nicknamed the "Awesome Bar" because you can search everything on it: bookmarks, history or search engines, or enter a specific web address, all in one field. Simply type into the field above your toolbar and choose from your history, bookmarks, and multiple search engines or press the returnEnter key to search using your default search engine.
You can also type into the search bar on your toolbar or on the New Tab page.
Using search shortcuts
When you open the New Tab page, tiles with a magnifying glass icon in the Top Sites section are search engine shortcuts. (See the next section for more about available search engines.) Click on a search shortcut tile and start typing in your search. Firefox will automatically put your search shortcut into the address bar.
To remove a search shortcut, simply position your mouse over the tile, click on its three-dots icon and select this Mozilla Blog post to learn more about search shortcuts.from the menu. To add a search engine shortcut, position your mouse over your Top Sites section, click on its three dots on the right side and select . See
Available search engines
Firefox comes with the following search engines by default, depending on your country:
- Google for searching the web via Google
- Bing for searching the web via Microsoft Bing
- Amazon.com for searching for products on the Amazon.com retail website
- DuckDuckGo as a search engine for users who don't want to be tracked when they search
- eBay for searching online auctions on ebay.com
- Twitter for searching people on Twitter
- Wikipedia (en) for searching the English Wikipedia free online encyclopedia
Some of these search engines will appear directly as a tile on the New Tab page for your convenience.