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-[[Firefox]]'s Search Bar is a convenient way to search using your favorite search engines. By default, the bar searches with [http://google.com Google].+[[Firefox]]'s Search bar is a convenient way to search using your favorite search engines. The default is [http://google.com Google].
==Using Search bar== ==Using 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. 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 sites click the icon at the left of the bar, and a list showing the choices will appear. +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 to cycle between the available choices.
-To change search engine using the keyboard, press <b>Ctrl+Up</b> or <b>Ctrl+Down</b> when in the search bar to cycle between the available choices. +==Installing search plugins==
 +To add new searches to the Search bar, click the search icon and then click "Add Engines...". You will be taken to [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/central.html#central-engines Firefox Central page] where you can install a few more search plugins. The most comprehensive collection of search plugins is available at [http://mycroft.mozdev.org/ mycroft.mozdev.org].
-To add new searches to the search bar, click the search icon and then click "<u>A</u>dd Engines...". You will be taken to a website with a wide variety of search plugins available. Follow the instructions on that website and you can extend the functionality of the search bar.+You can always [[uninstall search plugins]] you don't like.
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 +==See also==
 +* [[Using keyword searches]] from the Location bar.

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Firefox's Search bar is a convenient way to search using your favorite search engines. The default is Google.

Using 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 to cycle between the available choices.

Installing search plugins

To add new searches to the Search bar, click the search icon and then click "Add Engines...". You will be taken to Firefox Central page where you can install a few more search plugins. The most comprehensive collection of search plugins is available at mycroft.mozdev.org.

You can always uninstall search plugins you don't like.

See also