Changing the default search engine for the browser.

This article is focused on search engine for the Firefox. Often due to any new update we may get some other search engines as default for the browsers. Means if we type our query on the Address Bar of the browser then we don't get the result from Google. This article tells how to do so.

Being a programmer we depend on Google to search on the web. Developers have a tendency to type the query on the Address Bar of the browser to get the result from the web. But if Google is not set for the browser then the search result will be generated by the default engine of the browser. Often it might be bit annoying. Due to any new software installation or new update the setting can be changed.

As you can see if I search by typing the query on the "Address Bar" then the result is shown from another search engine.

Default Setting

Now to avoid this and to have Google as my default engine for the browser I have to do the following things.

Step 1: Type about:config on the address bar and click on the link as it's shown on the image. It will bring the configuration for firefox.


Step 2: Now it will list the items. From the list search for 'keyword.url' as its shown on the image.


Step 3: For me the key has different value. To change it right click on 'keyword.url' and click on 'Modify'.


Step 4: Type the following URL on the box as it's shown on the image and click 'OK'


Well it's done now. Type your query on the "Address Bar".


The result will be fetched by Google.

Google Set as Default Browser

Hope this may help if anyone finds it difficult to change the default setting of browser for search engine.


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