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. The addon repository has normal search, which is already installed.

I figured out how to add a bookmark with the URL https://www.bing.com/search?q=%s and the keyword b so that typing b test in the URL bar opens the page https://www.bing.com/search?q=test, but that's not what I want.

It's my one peeve that's keeping me with Chrome (which makes this task dead simple).

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    I would just use the add-on HTTPS Everywhere. That sould force bing.com to make a secure connection. Which is the best solution until the default connection is secure like google.com searches are.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 9, 2014 at 14:15
  • @Ramhound good suggestion, but Bing support is "Partial, buggy" and it does not affect searches.
    – jnm2
    Jul 10, 2014 at 12:24
  • I don't know what to say. Unil Bing supports non-buggy https searches then there isn't exactly a great deal of options to do https searches
    – Ramhound
    Jul 10, 2014 at 13:02
  • Bing SSL search itself is fine, which is what my question is about. HTTPS Everywhere just has issues redirecting http to https with Bing.
    – jnm2
    Jul 10, 2014 at 13:21

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You can install a Search Plug-in. Go to > http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=bing+ssl

And click on any of the two Bing SSL engines (I made the second one just now). Click it and check "Make this current Search Engine".

Or you can make your own search plugins for maximum customisation. http://mycroftproject.com/submitos.html

  • Your engine is better because of the minimal URL. Perfection.
    – jnm2
    Jul 11, 2014 at 12:37

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