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How to have a different search provider for the search box then address bar?

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I am using google's I'm feeling lucky search for my address bar, and I like that functionality. However, there are times when I want to actually do a search with results....so it would be nice to be able to change the default search engine of the separate search box to something different without changing the search engine in the address bar. I remember years ago when I used Firefox this was possible, but I can't figure it out today.

Thanks for the help!

I am using google's I'm feeling lucky search for my address bar, and I like that functionality. However, there are times when I want to actually do a search with results....so it would be nice to be able to change the default search engine of the separate search box to something different without changing the search engine in the address bar. I remember years ago when I used Firefox this was possible, but I can't figure it out today. Thanks for the help!

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The change making all the various search methods controllable and selectable from the search bar was done for both both convenience and security reasons. Malicious software was changing search features and the average user had dificulty reversing such changes.

If you do use multiple searches you may finds there are addons that help you this one in particular if pretty flexible at setting up multiple independent search methods and probably solves your problems

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FYI:

I understand that I can click on a different search provider under "search for ______ with:" but that is an extra annoying step. I want to be able to set the search box to a separate default search engine.

FYI: I understand that I can click on a different search provider under "search for ______ with:" but that is an extra annoying step. I want to be able to set the search box to a separate default search engine.
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The change making all the various search methods controllable and selectable from the search bar was done for both both convenience and security reasons. Malicious software was changing search features and the average user had dificulty reversing such changes.

If you do use multiple searches you may finds there are addons that help you this one in particular if pretty flexible at setting up multiple independent search methods and probably solves your problems

General information in other help articles

The change making all the various search methods controllable and selectable from the search bar was done for both both convenience and security reasons. Malicious software was changing search features and the average user had dificulty reversing such changes. If you do use multiple searches you may finds there are addons that help you this one in particular if pretty flexible at setting up multiple independent search methods and probably solves your problems * '''Keyword Search 1.1.8.3 <br> https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/keyword-search/''' * Also note https://mike.kaply.com/2016/09/29/keyword-search-is-no-longer-feeling-lucky/ General information in other help articles * [[Add or remove a search engine in Firefox]] * [[Search the web from the address bar]] ** [[Search suggestions in Firefox]] * [[Use the Search bar in Firefox]]

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Ty John!

Ty John!