Use Other Search Engines Besides Google
SUMMARY: Search Yahoo, Ask, Technorati, or other search engines directly from Mozilla Firefox.
In Mozilla Firefox, if you type in a search query in the textbox next to the "G" (near the top of the browser window) and press ENTER, Firefox will query the Google search engine for your search terms. You can either click on this textbox or press Ctrl + K to switch the cursor to this box.
However, you can change this option to search other engines, including:
* Creative Commons
To make this change, click on the "G". You can then select one of the listed search engines to change Firefox's default. Or, you can select another search engine not in this list.
1. Select "Manage Search Engines" from the aforementioned pull-down.
2. The "Manage Search Engine List" dialog box appears. Select "Get more search engines".
3. A webpage appears in Firefox with options to add more engines to the list, including:
* IMDB (Internet Movie Database)
* Weather Channel
Click the "Add to Firefox" button next to the search engine you wish to add.
4. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm adding the search engine support to Firefox. Click "Add".
5. Now, to search the web using your downloaded search engine (e.g. Technorati), just click the "G" pull-down and choose your search engine. The "G" will turn into the search engine's logo (e.g. the Technorati logo).
7. Type in a search query and press ENTER, and the installed search engine will be used to find results for your query.
Return to the Mozilla Firefox - Searching page.
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