The Firefox list of search engines (top right corner) does not allow me to directly access Google Advanced Search. In order to do so I've found I must put Google Advance… (閱讀更多)
The Firefox list of search engines (top right corner) does not allow me to directly access Google Advanced Search. In order to do so I've found I must put Google Advanced under Unsorted Bookmarks. It appears rerouting has taken place rather than a direct route to Google Advanced. For this reason I've only retained Wikipedia because I don't trust rerouted access when Google is such a widely recognized search engine.
What brought this about was StartPage was not loading so I went to Google, which I rarely use, and attempted to insert a URL under Manage Search Engines... to take me directly to Google Advanced Search. When accessed instead I got a list of results, none of which were directly associated with Google. It was obvious when looking at the address bar that Google was first ported through other websites which then sent me to the Google Advanced Search page, depending on which item on the list I chose. I hope Firefox has an explanation for this because otherwise it reduces my level of trust.
I always used Advanced Search for StartPage or IxQuick and can access Advanced Search through Tools>Options>General Tab. I then set the Home page with the Advanced option through the URL. Most of my searches involve adding extra things to narrow a search, such as keywords, exact phrase, none of these words and a date span in order to get a list of reasonable length. Otherwise I must go through a one line search which then allows me to go further with an advanced search when I know at the outset that is what will be required.