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How do I search from the address bar?

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I wish to be able to perform google searches from my address bar. I used to e able to do this but after uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, for speed issues, it no longer works and merely says "sorry we could not find 'search term' ".

I have followed the steps outlined in http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar Keyword.enabled is set to true and keyword.URL is set to https://www.google.com/search?q= but it still doesn't work.

Any help is gratefully accepted.

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