This article describes the Search panel of the Firefox OptionsPreferences page. This is where you can add or remove search engines, change which search engine is used by default and set whether or not search suggestions are displayed.
You can choose a default search engine from the drop-down menu.
Firefox comes with the following search engines:
As you type into the Search bar, your default search engine shows you suggestions based on popular searches or on your previous searches. See Search suggestions in Firefox for more information. To turn search suggestions on or off, add or remove the check mark next to Provide search suggestions.
When you start typing in the Search bar, you'll see icons for other search engines you can search with:
You can choose an alternate search engine and use it for your search with one click, if you don't want to use the current default. To remove alternate search engines you don't want to be displayed in the Search bar, remove the check mark next to the search engine listed in the Search panel. This will not remove the search engines themselves.
To remove a search engine, follow these steps:
If you remove a search engine that you added yourself and you change your mind, you'll have to add it back again (see below). If you remove any of the search engines that come with Firefox by default, click Restore Default Search Engines to bring them back.
Many providers also offer add-ons that let you add even more search engines:
See Add or remove a search engine in Firefox to learn more about adding search engines.