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When I search for something using the Google search engine on Firefox's top right, it first checks which then gets redirected to When I'm on a slow connection, this unnecessary redirect adds a few agonizing seconds to every search I perform.

How can I change it so that Firefox uses a URL by default? I get a Add <SiteName> option when I'm on other sites (e.g. right now I have Add SuperUser) in the list of search engines, but visiting doesn't give me such an option. Is this a hard-coded exception in Firefox? How can I circumvent this?

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possible duplicate of How to add a custom search engine to Firefox? – Bob Sep 1 '13 at 12:28
Especially note the answers that point to resources such as this one, which let you search from an existing list or create your own search plugin given a URL. In fact, it looks like a Google India one already exists, though that one doesn't have a suggestions URL set. – Bob Sep 1 '13 at 12:30
@Bob Thanks. I knew the keyword search method mentioned in the top answer there, but that's relatively cumbersome, I'll check the other options given. – sundar Sep 1 '13 at 12:50
@Bob The linked engine searches only among "pages from India" which I don't want, but the "Google IN-en - the web" one on works very well. And suggestions too work on this one ( Thank you very much for pointing me to that site. – sundar Sep 1 '13 at 19:14

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