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Make LocationBar search only Google while SearchBar retains its engines

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I am looking to modify the behavior of search in the FF 22+. Or rather to return to its previous way.

The LocationBar now takes the settings from browser.search.selectedEngine and browser.search.defaultenginename instead of always going for the keyword.URL. So, if you have IMDb selected in the search engines, the location bar will also search the IMDb instead of the Google. I am looking for a way to have the LocationBar search the Google, while the search field retains its own search engines.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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Application

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Misc

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Waka_Flocka_Flame
  • Top 25 Contributor
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Chosen Solution

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Modified by Waka_Flocka_Flame

Question owner

Nice! Just what was needed.

Strange to have such a change happen without even a hiss from FF.

Thanks!