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How can set a different search engine every time I'm doing a search on a selected word of the page I'm visiting?

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With the new Firefox 35 I'm not able to do this, it uses every time the default search engine, in this case "Google"

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Okulungisiwe ngu _ika

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No it's different, for example when I read a review a music album or an article about music I used to select the text and search directly for something about it on youtube for example, without going in the browser options, simply by selecting the search engine down in the quick search, without changing the default search engine every time.

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For a while now, Firefox has set all search methods, including the location bar and the page web search you are asking about, to the same search engine as set for the searchbar.

Change the selection used by the searchbar by default (not just for an individual search) and the page search will use that.

P.S. This was introduced as a security feature. Adware and malware was changing Firefox settings. This change may be inconvenient for some but gives control back to users. There may be addons that help.

Okulungisiwe ngu John99

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There are countless search related addons.

This one although not specifically allowing you to select google for page search will at least allow different search engines in different methods.

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