Posts Tagged ‘firefox search’

How To Change The Default Firefox 4 Address Bar Search Engine

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Here’s a handy trick for Firefox users …

I have removed the search form from the Firefox 4 interface in an effort to minimize the user interface of the browser. When I need to search I either load a search engine’s website right away or enter a search term in the Firefox address bar and use the search engine that’s being used by the browser.

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Scrollbar Search Highlighter for Firefox

Friday, February 11th, 2011

I haven’t really messed around with Firefox’s built in search feature yet, but this article makes it sound kind of interesting …

The Firefox built-in page search can be handy at times, especially on large pages or pages where a specific term is not found on first glance. Firefox users just need to press Ctrl-f to open the onpage search form at the bottom of the screen. They can enter a search term there and flip through the results on the active page easily.

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Firefox Quick Search Bar – Easier Search Engine Access

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I have a hard time seeing much difference between a quick search bar, and simply clicking on the bookmark for your favorite search engine; the bookmark route only takes one extra click …

Firefox’s search bar offers direct access to one search engine and pulldown access to all configured search engines. One search engine is always selected as the default search engine and used for searches unless another is selected manually by the user first. Users who often switch between search engines may like the new Firefox add-on Quick Search Bar which replaces the standard layout of the search bar.

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SearchThisSite for Firefox Offers Faster Onsite Searches

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firefox …

Web users have two options to search for content on a specific website. They can either use the onsite search engine if available, or perform a search on a search engine like Google or Bing with the site:domainname parameter attached. Theoretically, the first option should provide better results as a search engine. Why? Because search engines usually do not have all pages of a website in their index, while the onsite search engine does. At least when it is any good.

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