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How to Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox Quantum

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Starting with Firefox Quantum (version 57), you might see your search bar and your address bar combined into a single bar. New installs of Firefox Quantum will see this unified bar.

If you prefer separate address and search bars, you can restore the separate search bar.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the stand-alone search bar to the toolbar in Firefox Quantum for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox Options
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Search Bar in Customize Firefox


EXAMPLE: Search bar in Firefox
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Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox OPTION ONE Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox
Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox Options

1. Open Firefox.
2. Click/tap on the Menu button Name:  menu.png
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If you like, you could also copy and paste the path below into the address bar, and press Enter to go directly to Search settings.

about:preferences#search
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3. Click/tap on Search on the left panel, and select (dot) Use the address bar for search and navigation (default) or Add search bar in toolbar for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close this Options tab if you like.






Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox OPTION TWO Add or Remove Search Bar in Firefox
Add or Remove Search Bar in Customize Firefox

1. Open Firefox.
2. Click/tap on the Menu button Name:  menu.png
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Size:  107 Bytes, and click/tap on Customize. (see screenshot below)

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2. Do step 3 (add) or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Add Search Bar in Firefox

A) Drag and drop the Search item into the toolbar, and click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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 4. To Remove Search Bar in Firefox

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Drag and drop the Search item from the toolbar into your favorite items, and click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn