Wednesday 28 September 2011

How to make Firefox search Google UK

One thing that's often annoyed me is that when you use the Firefox address bar (or "awesome bar") to type a search query (as opposed to a URL), it takes you to, rather than your default search engine (which I have set at Google UK).

I found out today (after not much digging - it obviously hadn't annoyed me that much!) that you can change it in about:config (type about:config into the address bar, and accept the warning).  Just change the key "" to "Google UK" - or whatever you please.  I found what to change it to by copying the value of the "" key.

Now I don't have to replace ".com" with "" every time I do a search in this way, and it automatically returns me pages from the UK.

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