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Firefox's Search Bar is a convenient way to search using your favorite search engines. The default is Google.
Using the Search Bar
To search, click in the Search Bar (or press "Ctrl+K") and start typing. Hit "Enter" and your search will be run. You can use "Alt+Enter" to open search results in a new tab.
The Search Bar supports more than one search engine. To see the list of available engines click the icon at the left of the bar, and a list showing the choices will appear. You can also use "Ctrl+Up"/"Ctrl+Down" to cycle between the available choices.
Installing search plugins
You can always uninstall search plugins you don't want.
Clearing search history
You can clear the previous searches from the Search Bar. Just right-click it and select "Clear Search History". You can delete individual elements by selecting them and pressing "Shift+Del".
Viewing filtered results from search engines
There is a way to turn Safesearch off in the Google search plugin without setting preference cookies. Simply go to the Firefox installation directory (not the profile folder), open up the "searchplugins" directory, open up the "Google.src" file and add
To turn off filtering for Yahoo, go to the Firefox installation directory and open the "searchplugins" directory. Then open up the "yahoo.src" file in Notepad or a similar text editor. Add