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Where do the search suggestion come from?

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The (german) help page about search suggestion does not tell me from where I get those suggestions. Is it a Mozilla service? Google? The default search engine (from the settings)?

Actually, I would expect or prefer that if choose a search engine during typing, that I get suggestions from this site. But I guess, this is not the case. So which engine gets used?

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Your screenshot shows the favicon for Stack Overflow in two places and is says "Suchen mit Stack Overflow"; that is how I came up with my answer.

The "currently chosen" is the Default!

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In that screenshot the suggestions are from Stack Overflow which was selected when you began typing in the Search Bar. I suppose that Stack Overflow is set as the Default Search Engine on the internal about:preferences#search page, so if you want a different Default switch to a different search engine as the Default.

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Should it be Stack Overflow? I have installed the Ecosia Search Add-On, so it might override that behaviour. Currently, I don't believe that it is Stack Overflow, since I typed things in german and Stack Overflow will unlikely contain those texts, as it is an englisch localized site.

As said before, I would make this clear in the documentation and possibly in the Firefox settings.

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Okay. I've found the following https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-suggestions-firefox :

Enabling search suggestions will send the keywords you type in a search field to the default search engine - unless you appear to be typing a URL or hostname.

So it should be the default search engine. Not the currently chosen.

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Your screenshot shows the favicon for Stack Overflow in two places and is says "Suchen mit Stack Overflow"; that is how I came up with my answer.

The "currently chosen" is the Default!

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