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how do I use smart keywords in Firefox 34?

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Where did smart keywords go in v34? I mean being able to assign keywords to do a particular search from the address bar. For example I have "i" set to search Bing Images, "imdb" set to search IMDB, etc. I had various search engines set up, was able to edit their keywords and reorder them in the list, and could add additional search engines at Mycroft Project. I liked the way that worked.

Now my smart keywords still work, but I see no way to edit them or add new ones from Mycroft. I can't even look up what my keywords are when I periodically forget them.

Is there some way for me to still control my smart keywords (and ideally continue to use Mycroft search engines)? I'm aware of the "Change Search Settings" options, but they don't seem to have much of the power I used to have.

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That seems to be not possible in the Search tab in Options/Preferences.

You can open this page via the location/address bar to get the old window to manage the search engines.

  • chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul

If you want to restore the previously used standalone window then you can toggle this pref to false with a middle-click on the about:config page.

  • about:config page: browser.search.showOneOffButtons = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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That is the job of the Search Engine Manager. You can find it here; about:preferences#search

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That seems to be not possible in the Search tab in Options/Preferences.

You can open this page via the location/address bar to get the old window to manage the search engines.

  • chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul

If you want to restore the previously used standalone window then you can toggle this pref to false with a middle-click on the about:config page.

  • about:config page: browser.search.showOneOffButtons = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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Very helpful, thanks.