Set Default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Jen M

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Steps

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    Start by opening the browser
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    To open it, double-click on the icon and wait for it to load.
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    Once it's loaded, open the "Options"
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    To go to the options, first click the 3 lines in the upper right corner of the screen.
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    Then, click on "Options"
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    Once the new tab opens, click on the "Search" section on the left side
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    In this section, click on the drop-down menu and select from the existing search engines
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    There are several options to choose from. In this example, it is set to Google.
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    If "Provide search suggestions" is selected, when anything is typed in the search bar, it will show suggestions
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    For example, if "VisiHow" is searched, there are suggestions
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    If "Provide search suggestions" is not selected, it will not show suggestions
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    There are also several other icons for different search engines when typing in the search bar.
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    To remove those search engine icons, uncheck the box to the left of the search engine
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    In this example, Bing has been removed.
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    To add a search engine, click "Add more search engines" in blue at the bottom
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    A new tab will open.
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    In this tab, choose another search engine and click "Add to Firefox"
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    In this example, "YouTube" will be added.
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    The system will show a confirmation prompt
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    Click "Add" to add it, or "Cancel" to cancel. Set the search engine as the default by checking the box to the left of "Make this the current search engine".
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    If the search bar is selected, YouTube is now added
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    That concludes the tutorial on how to set the default search engine in the Mozilla Firefox browser on a Windows 7 computer
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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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