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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for some… (read more)

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

Asked by mozilla_user_1341 Prieš 1 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 1 metus

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Before I change to chrome, how do i prevent FF from changing my search engine :-( I WANT Google NOT Yahoo :-(

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-( I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is … (read more)

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-(

I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is not possible"

Asked by Hobee100 Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by James Prieš 5 metus

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Can I change current search engine with keystrokes?

I hate hate hate the "awesome bar." I want to use it for searches with my default search engine and NOT with whatever search engine I happened to use last. There used to… (read more)

I hate hate hate the "awesome bar." I want to use it for searches with my default search engine and NOT with whatever search engine I happened to use last.

There used to be an extension for this but I believe it was obsoleted with some previous Firefox "upgrade."

Instead of having to change my search engine every time I want to search, is there a key combo to change the current search engine back to the default - i.e., to reactivate the default search engine?

I saw the keyboard shortcuts document (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly). It does not do what I want, I do not want to scroll through my list of installed search engines, I just want to jump to the default.

I don't even know why they call it the default anymore.

Asked by errorprone Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 5 metus

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How do I stop Firefox from adding unwanted search engines?

I want Firefox to only use google as the search engine for the top right search dialog. However, whenever I delete all the other search engines using search engine prefer… (read more)

I want Firefox to only use google as the search engine for the top right search dialog. However, whenever I delete all the other search engines using search engine preferences, after a few days it invariably adds youtube search on its own, and eventually others (such as wikipedia).

I do not technically mind having the other search engine button in the popup, but what I really want to get rid of is firefox sometimes randomly sending me to the search preferences page when i type something in the search dialog and hit enter (which seems to coincide with having multiple search engines set). Sometimes it even simply randomly uses youtube search when I want to google.

Asked by wez_schow Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 5 metus

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Is there a replacement for keyword.URL?

I know it was remove sometime around version 20. (For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.) Since then I used the "K… (read more)

I know it was remove sometime around version 20.

(For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.)

Since then I used the "Keyword.URL Hack!" to bring it back.

Now I find upon a clean install the addon has been removed. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/)

What I want to achieve is having the search bar use the duckduck go search as normal and the address bar use "I'm Feeling Ducky" ("http://duckduckgo.com/&q=! "). I used to be able to do this like this: https://duck.co/forum/thread/1910/i-m-feeling-ducky-firefox-address-bar

Now I can't

I've had this function since firefox version 1.5 or so with google and google I'm feeling lucky and I have edited the keyword.URL since version 4 to keep it.

Seriously it's brilliant. Type ebay > go to ebay, Type facebook > go to facebook etc. for any common site. If I want to search I use the searchbar and get a list of results. Perfect.

Can anyone help me get this back?

Thanks

Asked by spidermagicat Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 5 metus

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When I search in the address bar, Firefox takes me to google.com.tr. How do i fix this? I'm in the UK.

My default search engine is only Google, and my homepage is www.google.co.uk. My router's IP is UK, and so is my Google profile. I don't quite understand why Firefox wan… (read more)

My default search engine is only Google, and my homepage is www.google.co.uk. My router's IP is UK, and so is my Google profile. I don't quite understand why Firefox wants to show me results from Turkey.

Asked by schnarf78 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 4 metus

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I get redirected to centurylink page when I put a search word in the url bar

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having go… (read more)

I get redirected to centurylink page instead of google search results when I put a search word in the url bar. I put in the word smiths. Some words will work by having google search for the word and gives me results. The following link is what comes up. I've tried all option on this site with no luck. I have Firefox 43.0.4 windows 10

Also, "disable this service" doesn't work. Nothing in the uninstall program list. I also tried to reinstall firefox.

http://webhelper.centurylink.com/index.php?origURL=http%3A//smiths/&r=&bc=

Also, how to I get rid of "do you mean to go to...,yes take me there no thanks"?

Asked by dociledragons Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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How can I automatically use a " -searchterm " instead of having to input it all the time?

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to custom… (read more)

I am a Linux user and any time I do a search I end up having to type " -windows " to remove content that is not relevant to me. Parents could use such a feature to customize a list of terms to exclude from searches so their kids are not "accidentally" exposed to adult material.

Asked by snarky.is.my.default.setting Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 4 metus

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best way to do a mulit-site search?

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, … (read more)

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, and enter the book title into each of the sites search box.

Is it possible to create a custom multi-search?

I have been hunting in the add-ons, but all that I have found require the site to be a "Search Engine". None of the 6 sites are "search engines" e.g. Amazon Kindle USA, or the digital library catalog (overdrive.com)

From an add-on perspective -- I did find alertbox/Distill.io and this is great for 1 title 1 site, you can add the search in your browser account. But I have 1 title, looking in 6 sites.

In google searching there looks to be an add-on for Safari but I could not find any equivalent add-on for Firefox.

I then thought, other people must have this need. How do they automate this task I wondered.

Thankyou for any ideas. Regards

Asked by jendrew Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 5 metus

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Keywords in Search Engines: Why are they blank?

Normally in Options, Search, you'd right click the Search Engine and click Edit and input your keyword. Then type in that keyword before your search word for that search… (read more)

Normally in Options, Search, you'd right click the Search Engine and click Edit and input your keyword. Then type in that keyword before your search word for that search engine to work. But in Firefox there seems to be no way to add a keyword to any search engine. Did I miss something? Is it there from before and they've neglected to remove it even though there is no function? I'm perplexed. Call me weird but I don't like wasting time clicking the search bar, typing the thing I'm searching for, then clicking some icon. What a waste of time. You should be able to just go Alt_D (you're at the address bar), type your keyword and search word, hit Enter and its searching. Takes about 2 seconds with reasonable keyboard proficiency. It seems like software is getting dumbed down year by year.

Asked by moz2u Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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How do I stop the search options page from defaulting to Yahoo when I select Google as the default?

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open … (read more)

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open Firefox, everything is back as it was before the changes. This is extremely frustrating! I have tried the answers here as well as any answers I could understand in a search, and nothing works. Supposedly this was a problem with version 34 and fixed after that, but I am using 38.0.5! Solving this should not be as difficult as it is!

I am running Vista Ultimate (32 bit).

Asked by keysmiata Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 5 metus

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I select DuckDuckgo as my preferred search engine and remove google from the search options, but when I restart, Firefox reinstalls google as default.

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google i… (read more)

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google is reinstalled and made the default.

Asked by chpoot Prieš 2 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 2 metus

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Yahoo keeps sneaking back as my browser, although it's been eliminated. How do I get rid of it forever in favor of Google?

My computer indicate that only Google and McAfee Secure are search options. But when I type an address into the website space, a green plus sign appears in the search b… (read more)

My computer indicate that only Google and McAfee Secure are search options. But when I type an address into the website space, a green plus sign appears in the search bar and then the search engine being used is Yahoo,, not Google. I have used a website to remove the Yahoo search engine, and I cannot find any evidence of Yahoo on the computer (but I'm not very computer literate). Help!!!

Asked by baryou102 Prieš 5 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 5 metus

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I am getting 403: Forbidden- Access is denied when using search

Every time I use my search bar to search for something not already in my history of search, I get the message- 403: Forbidden-Access is denied. You do not have permission… (read more)

Every time I use my search bar to search for something not already in my history of search, I get the message- 403: Forbidden-Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.This just happened and nothing I have tried has worked. Basically, I can't use Firefox to search for anything. I'm not sure what credentials they are referring to. Can anyone help?

Asked by vinrocc Prieš 3 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 3 metus

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Am gradually losing ability to use some websites functions e.g., search

It started with Safeway's "just for u" page which stopped loading. Then Home depot would not execute searches, then Staples website ....no searches. In all cases chrom… (read more)

It started with Safeway's "just for u" page which stopped loading. Then Home depot would not execute searches, then Staples website ....no searches. In all cases chrome has no problem with these sites.

Asked by tango5035 Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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Search engine resets to default

Right now I have Firefox 43.0.4 (Version Turkish), and I have been having trouble with my default research engine. I change default to Google, even delete all others, and… (read more)

Right now I have Firefox 43.0.4 (Version Turkish), and I have been having trouble with my default research engine. I change default to Google, even delete all others, and in a few days time, all engines are listed again and the default is back to Yandex. I am really annoyed. Is there a reason for that and a way to avoid it? Or is it a policy to publicise Yandex use? Thanks.

Asked by rosengela Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 4 metus

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Keeps setting search to yahoo

Hi I'm getting really frustrated where everytime firefox does an update it re-installs all the search engines I've deleted and then resets yahoo as the main search engine… (read more)

Hi I'm getting really frustrated where everytime firefox does an update it re-installs all the search engines I've deleted and then resets yahoo as the main search engine. Like others on this site I really dislike yahoo, it's a crappy search engine compared to others. Yes I can go in and re-delete yahoo from the list of engines in the settings but I shouldn't have to keep having yahoo forced on me. It's really annoying and I'm thinking about going back to chrome if there's not a permanent fix. Any suggestions or is it now a "feature" of firefox.

Asked by Jacij Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus

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How can I remove all search engines?

In Firefox 38.7.1, I know I can remove one-click search engines in: chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul - except for the last one. How do I remove the last… (read more)

In Firefox 38.7.1, I know I can remove one-click search engines in:

chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul

- except for the last one. How do I remove the last search engine? I could go to great length explaining why I don't want my browser to automatically perform searches in any circumstances, but suffice it to say that unwanted, automatic functionality will by definition hamper the way a person works. I am sure it is possible to disable this, or better, completely remove it, but how?

Asked by j4nd3r53n Prieš 4 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 4 metus