How to Change Your FireFox Location Bar Search EngineBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
If you, like me, has been the victim of Yahoo Spyware aka Yahoo IM then you may notice that in the firefox location bar if you type in a keyword, it takes you to Yahoo preferences page. Previously it used to perform a Google “I’m Lucky” Search and take you to the first page of its search results automatically.
If you want to restore the Google “I’m Lucky” search then perform this simple steps:
1. Type about:config in Firefox location bar and press Enter
2. Type keyword in Filter textbox and you will see only the preference keyword.URL.
3. Double-click on keyword.URL and change the value to:
That’s all it takes to restore default keyword search functionality in Google.
Note: You can use this to change to any search engine for keyword search. You need to just change it to the query string of another search engine of your choice. For example if you want to use the huge Gaea Times database for your default search then you should replace it with: