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.


  1. Google Default:
  2. Yahoo Search:
  3. Bing Search:
  4. Ask:
  5. Google Browse By Name:
  6. Google I’m Feeling Lucky:

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.


  1. zx

    Sep 30, 2011 at 5:07 am

    How to use bing international as address bar search engine?

  2. Adam Beltran

    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Worked Perfectly…nice work. FFv5.0

  3. shashank chinchli

    Apr 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 !

  4. Himanshu

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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

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