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How can I make Firefox use google/ncr

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Dear Community,

I recently switched back to FF from chrome and I really love it. There is one thing I cannot get to work though: I would like to have google as default search engine but without country redirect. In Chrome this is done by using https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr as search engine. What is the equivalent in FF?

Thanks in advance!

Dear Community, I recently switched back to FF from chrome and I really love it. There is one thing I cannot get to work though: I would like to have google as default search engine but without country redirect. In Chrome this is done by using https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&pws=0&gl=us&gws_rd=cr as search engine. What is the equivalent in FF? Thanks in advance!

Soluzione scelta

I found a search engine that actually works. But I tried so many, I'm not sure which one it actually was. Most do not work.

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James
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so www.google.com/ncr does not work?

so www.google.com/ncr does not work?

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It works if I type it into the address bar. But I would like to make it my default search engine.

It works if I type it into the address bar. But I would like to make it my default search engine.
James
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There are three no country redirect Search Engine Plugins at https://mycroftproject.com/google-search-plugins.html

There are three no country redirect Search Engine Plugins at https://mycroftproject.com/google-search-plugins.html
jscher2000
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Hi ChiefBigFeather, running google.com/ncr once will set a cookie that keeps the no-country-redirect setting for future searches. (Until the cookie is cleared.)

Hi ChiefBigFeather, running google.com/ncr once will set a cookie that keeps the no-country-redirect setting for future searches. (Until the cookie is cleared.)

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I really dislike allowing google cookies beyond what's necessary.

Those ncr search engines do not work. I remember having the same problem with previous versions of FF. No matter what search engine I tried, google showed me localized results first.

Maybe this is another one of those dirty google tricks to give their browser an advantage.

I really dislike allowing google cookies beyond what's necessary. Those ncr search engines do not work. I remember having the same problem with previous versions of FF. No matter what search engine I tried, google showed me localized results first. Maybe this is another one of those dirty google tricks to give their browser an advantage.
jscher2000
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Hi ChiefBigFeather, you could use a custom search engine instead of the built-in one. This one seems to use the same query parameters as yours:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-usa/

Hi ChiefBigFeather, you could use a custom search engine instead of the built-in one. This one seems to use the same query parameters as yours: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-usa/ *https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=cr&gl=us&hl=en&q={searchTerms}

Soluzione scelta

I found a search engine that actually works. But I tried so many, I'm not sure which one it actually was. Most do not work.

I found a search engine that actually works. But I tried so many, I'm not sure which one it actually was. Most do not work.