Change Firefox 4 Address Bar Search Engine to Bing

The latest Firefox 4 is considerably faster and boasts some welcome features with minimal look. Now the address bar has changed to omni bar ( combination of address bar and search bar, similar to Google Chrome), which means, you can type in a web address as usual or keyword you want to search for in the address bar.Firefox-4-and-Bing
The default search provider for Firefox 4 Omni bar is Google, and there is no easiest way to change it to Bing, Yahoo or any other search engine without tweaking about:config page manually.

How to change the default Firefox 4 address bar Search Engine:

  1. Type about:config in Firefox 4 Address bar and hit enter.
  2. In the Filter field search for keyword.URL. Right-click on keyword.URL and click Modify.
  3. Now enter any of the URL (Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search URL) shown below in the box and hit Ok.

Firefox-about-config

  1. Google Default: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=
  2. Yahoo Search: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=
  3. Bing Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=
  4. Ask: http://www.ask.com/web?q=
  5. Google Browse By Name: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
  6. Google I’m Feeling Lucky: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&btnI=&q=

Hope you’ll enjoy this simple post. (via)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

4 Comments

  1. Himanshu

    04/26/2011 at 4:53 pm

    i really like the new firefox and was looking for this. glad u shared

  2. shashank chinchli

    04/30/2011 at 11:24 pm

    Omnibar plugin is awesome ,
    i resisted using FF as i was addicted to using this feature in Chrome.
    glad to see this plugin,
    thanks a lot !

  3. Adam Beltran

    06/25/2011 at 3:10 pm

    Worked Perfectly…nice work. FFv5.0

  4. zx

    09/30/2011 at 5:07 am

    How to use bing international as address bar search engine?

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