How to choose default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

Last Updated on September 7, 2016 by Ope Quadri

Five Simple Steps on how to select a default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

There are more than 200 search engines in the world, including general search engines, P2P search engines, metasearch engines, geographically-based search engines, accountancy, business etc.

According to ecloudbuzz, less than 20 of these search engines have been tagged as “the best search engines  in the World.

Some of them are:

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Yahoo
  4. Baidu
  5. AOL
  7. DuckduckGo
  8. Qwant
  9. Excite
  10. Yandex
  11. Youdao
  12. Munax
  13. Gigablast.

The question now is: how do I select a preferred or default search engine?

how-to-choose-default-search-engine1Step 1: Click to open Mozilla Firefox browser. On top of the browser you’ll see two spaces with options: how-to-choose-default-search-engine2to the left, search or enter address (meant for URL); to the right is “search” with a magnifying glass.

Step 2: Click the magnifying glass to display the list of search you already have. As for me, I have Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, Ebay, Twitter, Wikipedia, Web search by Google, DuckduckGo. Under it is how-to-choose-default-search-engine3Change Search Settings.

Step 3: Click on “Change Search Settings” which will take you to “Options”

how-to-choose-default-search-engine4Step 4: Under the “Default search Engines” click on the drop down menu to select your default search engine.

My most preferred search engine is Google. I mostly use Google because it covers wider areas of disciplines.

how-to-choose-default-search-engine5Step 5: If your preferred search engine isn’t on the list, scroll down to “add more search engines” to the list; and choose your default search engine.

That’s all!

So, what’s your preferred search engine?

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