How can I get firefox search suggestion in the firefox url bar?

Firefox | Search Or Enter Address

This is the same feature as in Firefox For Android, I can type something, get some suggestions, and choose which search engine I want to use to search that input with.

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Visit the URL about:preferences#search in your Firefox browser (or navigate there through your menu: EditPreferencesSearch).

You will see a section like the one below. Make sure both checkboxes are checked to get search suggestions in the location bar. enter image description here

  • This does not work for me? It doesn't display the Search for {name} with:?
    – blade19899
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 10:37
  • @blade19899 You need to click on the magnifying glass at the right hand end of the url location edit box first to choose a non-default search engine.
    – DavidPostill
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 16:01
  • @DavidPostill Whut?
    – blade19899
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 16:05
  • @blade19899 i.imgur.com/fDlrFsS.png Pick a search engine and it will use it for the next search.
    – DavidPostill
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 16:08
  • @DavidPostill I don't have that? I am on Mozilla Firefox Version 44.0.2
    – blade19899
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 8:22

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