I have just installed Firefox 17 on Windows 7.

When I search by writing a word in the address bar and pressing Enter I am not being redirected to the first result automatically.

How can I make Firefox go to the first result (of the Google search) automatically?

  • By the way: All google searches I did for this found how to disable such a thing, not enable it
    – Belgi
    Nov 30, 2012 at 21:43
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    If you found out how to disable it, can't you just reverse the process to turn it on?
    – martineau
    Nov 30, 2012 at 21:53
  • @martineau - disabling it is done by deleting something on the about:config settings, it didn't say what was written there in the first place
    – Belgi
    Nov 30, 2012 at 21:54
  • Well, tell us what the setting name is and maybe someone who still has it can tell you what it should be. You can also often search for the settings name + "FireFox" and find information about it's value.
    – martineau
    Nov 30, 2012 at 22:04

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What you need to do is make the address bar search engine use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google Search instead of a normal Google Search.

"I'm Feeling Lucky" Google Search

When a user types in a search and clicks on the button the user will be taken directly to the first search result, bypassing the search engine results page. The thought is that if a user is "feeling lucky", the search engine will return the perfect match the first time without having to page through the search results

To search using the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google Search by default when typing a query in the address bar:

  1. Go to the about:config page in Firefox.
  2. Locate the preference keyword.URL.
  3. Right click the preference keyword.URL, click "Modify", and enter the following URL:


Any search query will be added after the q=, therefore searching through "I'm Feeling Lucky" instead of through a regular Google Search.


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