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Firefox - single word search

Within Firefox (17.0), if I use CTRL+F to search for the word "time", I only want the search to find "time", not other words that contain "time". For example "datetime". If I add a single or double ...
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40 views

How can I get Bing SSL search as the default in Firefox?

How can I get Bing SSL search as the default from the address bar in Firefox? Or for that matter, at all? Firefox doesn't seem to allow editing the actual search URLs. about:config doesn't have them. ...
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1answer
149 views

Google Chrome like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

How to make Firefox's awesomebar (addressbar) to work like in Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history. This addon ( ...
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Anomalic popup and other ads in Mozilla Firefox after plugin instal

I have some questions about newest Mozilla Firefox: Recently I installed the newest Mozilla Firefox, where the default search engine was Google. One day I realized that the search engine is Eazel ...
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1answer
35 views

Is there a way of searching Firefox bookmarks by multiple tags without going into the bookmarks menu?

For bookmarks I know we have two options: Option 1: Bookmarks Menu → drop-down bookmarks menu listing Option 2: Bookmarks Toolbar → one click access to bookmarks Is there some add-on/extension for ...
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25 views

Firefox in popup window (no address search bar) ctrl-k navigates to google

In firefox hitting Ctrl+K takes you to the search bar (all fine and good). However in my webmail client (Zimbra) it pops open windows without the address/search bar. Hitting Ctrl+K there (muscle ...
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408 views

How to prevent Firefox from redirecting to OpenDNS's “website-unavailable.com”?

I'd like to get Firefox to work with OpenDNS, but still retain Firefox's standard behaviour when typing something on the location bar. Before I set up things to run OpenDNS, if I typed google on ...
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1answer
63 views

Get DuckDuckGo non-Javascript version in Firefox search bar

I installed the DuckDuckGo AddOn that adds DuckDuckGo to the list of search engines in Firefox. This is the dropdown list in the upper right just to the left of the search bar that lets you pick which ...
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1answer
553 views

How do I change the default google search country for the location/search bar in Firefox 24+?

I usually search from the location/search bars in Firefox 24 ESR. Unfortunately, google thinks I'm in India and defaults to giving me "Indian results". I'd like to change the search country via the ...
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39 views

How can Chrome search among the title/URL of already opened tabs, like Firefox?

When you manage many tabs, Firefox has a great feature to avoid opening the same page again, if it's already opened in some other tab: as you type a URL (or title page), Firefox shows in its ...
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1answer
555 views

Remove Clearch search/NetSpark from search engine

I installed a Chrome extension called "ESafely". It uses Clearch powered by NetSpark for the search engine (when you type in the address bar in Chrome. I originally wanted it so that when I'm on ...
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2answers
47 views

What is the equivalent of “site:www.example.com searchterm” in Firefox/DuckDuckGo

Previously I used Chromium/Google Search as my browser/search engine combo. When I did that I could type the following into the address bar to limit my search to a specific site: site:www.example.com ...
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1k views

How can I customize Firefox's search engines?

Recently I decided to use duckduckgo instead of google, and I installed it as a search engine. The problem is that Firefox uses https://duckduckgo.com/opensearch.xml to know the search url. But I ...
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1answer
283 views

Google search results page on my Firefox looks different

The Google's Search results page on my FF looks different than the usual page I see on other days. Attached below is the screenshot: I checked on several other computers and the Google search results ...
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59 views

OpenSearch in Firefox

I am looking for a way to add a Chrome/Chromium-like behavior to Firefox. Using Chrome you can press Tab when opening a web page using the location bar, and then search the site-specific search engine ...
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4answers
233 views

How to revert to default google search from google.com/cse?

I have a problem with Google search in both Chrome and Firefox, when I type a search query, it will search at http://www.google.com/cse? rather than at https://www.google.com/#q= or at ...
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3answers
737 views

Firefox search behavior changed in version 23, can I get the old behavior back?

Since the last Firefox update (23.0), it doesn't behave as it used to when you search something from the address bar. Before v23, it used the default search engine (Google, by default), but now it ...
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2answers
122 views

How do I edit the name of a custom search engine in Firefox?

I've added a custom search engine in Firefox, but then realized that its name/title was too long. How do I edit a custom search engine's name in Firefox? I tried going to 'Manage Search ...
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1answer
51 views

Popup search results for selected text in Firefox

Often, I want to add a relevant hyperlink for a blog post, but I find the tab switching really clumsy. Is there a Firefox addon/userscript that can: search Google/Bing for selected text, display ...
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Is there a search addon for Firefox that allows to add GET/POST variables from current page?

What I am looking for is basically the Firefox equivalent to this Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/selection-search/gipnlpdeieaidmmeaichnddnmjmcakoe Now before everybody ...
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1answer
25 views

Is there a way when searching for things to make the highlight more obvious?

I'm using FireFox and sometimes the page is so cluttered when I press ctrl+f it says it found a match but I can't see where on the page it is. Is there a plugin or program I can use to make it more ...
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1answer
101 views

Cannot run internet search scripts from Xfce keyboard shortcuts

I have created different scripts that I successfully used under Lubuntu/Lxde, including some made to be run by keyboard shortcut that would start firefox and search selected text on the internet. For ...
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1answer
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Add Firefox “/” and “'” keyboard shortcuts to Chrome?

I very recently switched to Chrome, and it generally works fine, but my last problem with it is lack of / and ' shortcuts. For those that don't know: / is more or less like ctrl-f ' is like /, but ...
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297 views

Firefox location bar search: odd behaviour with Comodo firewall

I recently installed Comodo firewall, and it changed the behaviour of my Firefox location bar. I used to type something there and it either redirected me to a google search page or it actually ...
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1answer
90 views

How to Search for Text Field in a Website with Firefox?

How to Search for Text Field in a Page with Firefox? What do I put in the find bar?
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1answer
54 views

Select firefox search result

I am working on a daily basis on a web application with very large menus. Also doing lots of other Excel manipulations, copy and pasting, etc., I am quite fond of keyboard shortcuts as much faster ...
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4k views

Weird porn searches showing up in history (NSFW)

A few months ago I went to do a search from the Firefox search page (the default home page) on my computer and one of the previously run searches in the dropdown was for "pee porn." At the time it was ...
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Chrome addon for Firefox search bar?

So in Firefox there's an address bar and a search bar right next to it. I happen to have 12-15 different search engines (for various sites) on the search bar. It's become a habit of mine to click on ...
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1answer
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Firefox/Chrome disable search opening in a new tab

When you select some text with Firefox and Chrome for that matter you can right click the highlight text and search some query (highlight the text above and right click) Search Google for "some ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable address bar search option in Firefox

I couldn't access subfolders in my wamp www directory through Firefox 12.0 a few days ago by typing this in the address bar: http://localhost/folder/subfolder Firefox 12.0 starts Google search when ...
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1answer
59 views

search from textarea

In Firefox I can select text and right click to search the selected text in the current search engine is use. This works only for static text; for example any text I select in the textarea (or ...
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How can I disable the search bar getting focus?

I am a Windows 7 user and my browser is Firefox 11. Lately I've been having this pain in the ass problem that seems to not get solved no matter where I go. So, here it goes. I use key bindings to ...
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182 views

Firefox removes http:// and treats URLs with spaces as searches

I routinely visit pages like http://trac.server/milestone/Milestone Name Here. In Firefox (11.0 on Ubuntu, but this has happened for a while), the URL is displayed as trac.server/milestone/Milestone ...
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Is there any Firefox or Chrome add-on to highlight search terms (and jump to them ?)

There is a cool feature of the Google Toolbar that I have been finding frustrating to live without (since the Google Toolbar is not supported anymore for Firefox, my main browser): When you google, ...
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How to prevent Firefox converting 'localhost/*' URLs into search queries?

Since upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x, my address bar has a quirk that never used to be there. When I type in, for example: localhost/my_dir/index.php Firefox turns it into a search query, my search ...
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3answers
551 views

Turn the Firefox location bar into Google search

A few months ago, when I typed something completely irrelevant in the location bar of Firefox, it would take me to Google search results. When I typed something like "facebook", it would take me to ...
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Firefox combobox search

There are sometimes comboboxes on web pages (also known as <select> tags) with so many options that it is hard to read them all. A solution would be a plugin or extension to search big ...
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1answer
130 views

Search keyword conflict in firefox

Where can I change the search keywords that I've added with "Add a Keyword for this Search..." ? I've set "m" for google maps (which doesn't work by the way), and I'd like to change it to metacritic. ...
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1answer
111 views

How to allow Firefox to save forms, but prohibit search bar saving

I wonder if there is a way to make Firefox to continue saving forms (like mail and nickname fields), but stop it from saving search history in the search field next to the address bar?
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Remove Firefox Custom Search

I am using Linux Mint 10. I would like to how to remove Google custom search results page in Firefox. I would like to have standard Google search results page instead of custom search.
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241 views

Is it possible to automatically empty the firefox search bar?

I often select something I want to google with the mouse (no [ctrl-c], I'm on X11/Linux), so I can paste it into the search engine box in firefox. However, there's usually already something in there ...
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1answer
494 views

Keeping the in-browser search box active in Google Chrome

In Firefox, if I press /, I can get the in-browser (on-the-same-page) search box to pop up at the bottom temporarily (it will time-out after some short period). However, if I press Ctrl-F, it will ...
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1answer
122 views

Get back old shortcut keys to search box in Firefox 5

Up to and including Firefox 3 I could press Ctrl+E to switch focus to the search text box - old habits hard to change, I'd rather not adapt to Ctrl+K for this. Is there a way I can change the shortcut ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to search the text of my browsing history in Firefox?

I often find myself in the situation where I know I saw something in a web page recently, but don't remember where. I would therefore like to be able to do a full-text search of the contents of my ...
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3answers
1k views

How to disable “web search” in the location bar of a webbrowser?

So sometimes I have passwords in the clipboard, to paste them to different places, etc. But: Sometimes (rarely :) ) it could occur that I paste the passwords in the location bar of my web browser ...
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1answer
282 views

Drag text to address bar to search

Is there any way to enable functionality to drag text to the Firefox Address bar to search Google? I want Firefox to work like Chrome, in that respect. From LifeHacker: But what most people ...
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1answer
197 views

Why are Firefox search suggestions so slow?

On Kubuntu 11.04, the search bar is quite slow when typing for queries. It displays everything fine, but will freeze for a second or two as I'm tying. I'm using the Omnibar addon, so there is no ...
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178 views

How to search page content in firefox history (like is possible in Google Chrome)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to search the text of my browsing history in Firefox? In Google Chrome it is possible to search the content of the pages in your search history (I suppose ...
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Using a firefox keyword for Wolfram|Alpha can't cope with plus signs

I've got a firefox keyword ("alpha") to search Wolfram|Alpha, but if I type something like "alpha 1+1" then Wolfram|Alpha will search for "1 1"; the plus sign gets eaten en route Luckily for me this ...
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3answers
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Binding Google Chrome's bookmarks

I used to type y QUERY in the Firefox address bar and get http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%s&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=QUERY&aq=f in this particular ...