Google Search from Firefox Address Bar

For all those (like me) who feel the SearchBar in Firefox is a bit redundant and that Firefox should have search feature inbuilt into its Addressbar itself (as in Chrome browser), there is a way. Follow the below steps and you can get rid of the extra Searchbar making better use of the real-estate available around the Address bar.

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  1. In Firefox addressbar, type the command and hit enter: about:config
  2. Click, “I will be careful I promise” button. This kind of warning from Firefox since if we are going to touch some critical settings of Firefox.
  3. In the “Filter” field, type: keyword:URL
  4. Double Click the “keyword:URL” preference Name and enter this in the popup: http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=
  5. Click OK and you are all set.

Optional:

After the above setting if you feel that there is no use of the separate SearchBar in the tool, you can just right click Toolbar, select Customize and drag & drop the SearchBar from the Firefox window into the Customize Toolbar popup.

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