How to google from address bar? Currently it redirects me to the url.
I have recently migrated from Chrome to Firefox and one of the issues that I face is that I am unable to google from the addressw bar by pressing Ctrl+L. I am not quite used to searching from the search bar. Is there a way to search from the address bar?
Re: How to google from address bar? Currently it redirects me to the url.
Welcome to Firefox. The address bar will use the same search engine selected in the Search bar (by default, it appears to the right of the address bar, and by default, it's Google). You can use Ctrl+L to move the focus from the page to the address bar, but to submit your search, just press Enter. Or press Alt+Enter to open the results in a new tab.
Note that if your query is a single "word" (e.g., intranet, or mozilla.org, basically, no spaces), Firefox will first check whether the word is a valid host name. Some DNS providers (typically your ISP) may return its own search page instead of site not found. Some ISPs allow you to opt out of this or, if not, you could change your DNS servers (more help on that if needed).
If the DNS query is returning that error as a page (code 200) instead of a not found (code 404), then Firefox won't recognize that it needs to search. You can view the response code in Firefox's web console. Press Ctrl+Shift+k or open it from Tools > Web Developer. Then try the search again and see what Firefox shows after the URL of the request.