Modify Firefox Address Bar Search

By default, when you key in keyword(s) in Firefox address bar, it will search the keyword(s) using Google “I’m Feeling Lucky” option. The “I’m Feeling Lucky” option will load the #1 rank website of the keyword(s) search result, instead of listing matching websites.

Personally, I NEVER use “I’m Feeling Lucky”(not because I am unlucky). I prefer to see a list of matched websites and selecting from them.

To change the Firefox option is very simple, as follows:-

1. At Firefox address bar, enter about:config and press ENTER.
2. At Filter: field, type keyword.url
3. You should see a Preference name of keyword.URL in the list. Double click it, a “Enter String Value” input box will appear.
4. Replace the string with:
Click “OK” button and done!

You can replace the string value with any search engine query that you know. Example for Yahoo! search:


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