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How to Change Default Search Engine in Firefox

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Starting with Firefox Quantum (version 57), Google is used as the default search engine in the address bar and search bar.

Firefox comes with the following search engines:
  • Yahoo for searching the web via Yahoo
  • Google for searching the web via Google
  • Bing for searching the web via Microsoft Bing
  • Amazon.com for searching for products on the Amazon.com retail website
  • DuckDuckGo as a search engine for users who don't want to be tracked when they search
  • eBay for looking up items for sale or auction at eBay
  • Twitter for searching people on Twitter
  • Wikipedia (en) for searching the English Wikipedia free online encyclopedia

This tutorial will show you how to change the default search engine in Firefox Quantum for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


Here's How:

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 choose a default search engine you want from the drop-down menu. (see screenshot below)

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


That's it,
Shawn