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In Firefox, typing non-URL in the navigation bar will lead to the default search engine searching for the thing typed in. Firefox also provides a way to quick switch the search engine for the current search. For example, if I type google superuser in the navigation bar, it will use google as the search engine, regardless of the default search engine.

How can I make that indicator shorter, e.g., instead of typing google, just type g as the first word?

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My firefox language is Danish and I don't know how to change it - Anyway, here is how to do it:

Go to Settings and press on this in the side menu:

Search

Then you should see a screen like this:

Search menu

Here you can enter "Stikord" or Keywords in english. Try typing in g, like I have. Now you should be able to use google search by just typing g before your search.

Example:

Example of google search

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