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I am using Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.15) Gecko/2009101601 Firefox/3.0.15 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)). I want to be able to clear the search terms in the search box when I close a tab. I am using Google as my search provider.

Is this possible with Firefox about:config or do I have to write a plugin?

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marked as duplicate by mdpc, random Feb 19 '15 at 3:51

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It doesn't clear the search box when you close a tab, but the Clear Search add-on will clear it instantly after you make your search.

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This is close enough - thanks! – Brian Dec 6 '09 at 2:50
    
You're welcome! :) – John T Dec 6 '09 at 2:51
    
does not work anymore with firefox 35 – cweiske Feb 18 '15 at 10:23

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