I'm feeling lucky (Google Search on FF)
I hope you can help. To bring you up to speed, you can check below past articles for similar problems.
This problem has just resurfaced. In a nutshell, when I type "Lost IMDb" or "Tyson Wiki" in the URL bar and hit enter, that would take me straight to that page of that site. So "Lost IMDb" and enter would take me here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/
Now it takes me to random search results like so: https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=lost+imdb
Similar to "I'm feeling lucky" Google search is what I want back. When FF got rid of "Keyword.URL" search, I had to use an add-on such as: Google Browse by Name search engine to get similar results. Now also that has stopped working lately.
Can anyone help me get that type of search result back please?
Thank you kindly.
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Thank you for your response, but as stated in the other 3 links I provided, solutions like that are not doable. The amount of work that search criteria entails, there would be no difference in scrolling through the standard search results and clicking on the entry link that was required.
The only acceptable solution would be for it to work like it always did. Or for the previous add-on I had to just work affectively!
The 3 links above are a timeline for every time this change has affected me. I can't be the only one that searches like this and can't imagine why this feature would ever be switched off in the first place. As an update it's counterproductive.
- Open this website
- Expand the address bar
- Click the option to 'Add search engine "Google (I'm Feeling Lucky)"' at the bottom of the list
- Go to the Settings and make that search engine default.
That works with a "Redirect Notice" page that pops up first and doesn't take you directly to the desired page initially without clicking on an additional link: "The page you were on is trying to send you to...". Clicking on that page is the same as clicking on the normal results page.
I'll accept as solution as further checks reveals this isn't a problem localised to FF. Checked on Brave and Edge where the Google search string with KWRD can be amended and it doesn't work there either. Can only assume Google themselves changed something.
Thank you kindly.