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How to choose default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

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Five Simple Steps on how to select a default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

There are more than 200 search engines in the world, including general search engines, P2P search engines, metasearch engines, geographically-based search engines, accountancy, business etc.

According to ecloudbuzz, less than 20 of these search engines have been tagged as “the best search engines www.ecloudbuzz.com/top-10-best-search-engines-in-the-world/  in the World.

Some of them are:

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Yahoo
  4. Baidu
  5. AOL
  6. Ask.com
  7. DuckduckGo
  8. Qwant
  9. Excite msxml.excite.com
  10. Yandex
  11. Youdao
  12. Munax
  13. Gigablast.

The question now is: how do I select a preferred or default search engine?

how-to-choose-default-search-engine1Step 1: Click to open Mozilla Firefox browser. On top of the browser you’ll see two spaces with options: how-to-choose-default-search-engine2

to the left, search or enter address (meant for URL); to the right is “search” with a magnifying glass.

Step 2: Click the magnifying glass to display the list of search you already have. As for me, I have Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, Ebay, Twitter, Wikipedia, Web search by Google, DuckduckGo. Under it is how-to-choose-default-search-engine3Change Search Settings.

Step 3: Click on “Change Search Settings” which will take you to “Options”

how-to-choose-default-search-engine4Step 4: Under the “Default search Engines” click on the drop down menu to select your default search engine.

My most preferred search engine is Google. I mostly use Google because it covers wider areas of disciplines.

how-to-choose-default-search-engine5Step 5: If your preferred search engine isn’t on the list, scroll down to “add more search engines” to the list; and choose your default search engine.

That’s all!

So, what’s your preferred search engine?

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