I want the address to use when adding a search engine into another browser's search bar, Pale Moon to be exact. So not https://www.google.com. Is there an easy way to find these addresses for websites? like for example, Yahoo, Wikipedia, etc?

If I look at the settings in Chrome, all I can find is this:


I've been searching for this on Google, but Google's search algorithms have been falling in quality as of late; most of my advanced searches (ie word + word + "phrase") fail to get me much in the way of relevant results.

2 Answers 2


You actually have the answer right there:


%s is substituted for your search query. Test it by visiting google.com/search?q=Superuser. You'll find it returns search results for 'Superuser'.


for further tips, google this keyword google search parameters url

alternatively, install Add to Search Bar. To use, right click on any search text field and select "add to search bar". now, if you really want to extract the search url, open %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile folder}\searchplugins\{search engine}.xml.

you would get something like:

<Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="https://www.google.com/search">
  <Param name="ie" value="utf-8"/>
  <Param name="oe" value="utf-8"/>
  <Param name="q" value="{searchTerms}"/>

you can then construct the url from {template} and {param}. in this case the full url is

  • Thank you for the information. I will make good use of this! Jun 19, 2016 at 16:58

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