how to change default search engine in firefox

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Firefox is a very robust browser, and lots of people prefer it over Internet explorer, Google chrome and so on. In this article we will go through the process of downloading, installing and setting up Firefox. We will then explain how to change default search engine in Firefox to something of your liking – such as Google.co.uk for example.

Downloading and installing Firefox

Firefox can be downloaded by following this link. The download is completely free and very fast. Once you have downloaded Firefox, simply double click on the downloaded file and follow the simple instructions. Firefox should only take a few minutes to install.

how to download firefox

how to download firefox

Once installed we can learn how to change default search engine in Firefox.

How to open Firefox

How to find firefox on windows 7

Once you have installed Firefox, you can locate it via the search function in Windows 7/8 – simply click on the start menu in Windows 7, or the Charms sidebar in Windows 8 followed by the magnifying glass symbol, then type Firefox.

How to change default search engine in Firefox

Once you have located the Firefox icon you can simply click on it in order to run the program. We all know that browsers (Firefox included) always come with different search engines – AVG search, AOL, Ask Jeeves, you name it, but everyone likes Google right? Only kidding, you might want to use Yahoo, Bing or any other search engine out there.

So, how to change the default search engine in Firefox? Well, its very simple and can be done with a few steps. In fact knowing how to change default search engine in Firefox is so simple, its complicated! Its easy to start looking through options, advanced options and so on, but in reality its much more simple than that.

How to change default search engine in firefox

How to change default search engine in firefox

All you need to do, is click on the icon next to the search bar in the Firefox tool-bar – that icon will be representative of whatever the current search engine is, once you click on it you get a drop down selection of search engines. You can then pick Google, Yahoo, Bing or whatever search engine you prefer. If you don’t see the one that you want, click on “manage search engines”, and then “get more search engines.

 

Other cool things you can do with Firefox

Firefox is a fantastic Internet browser, and there are loads of other cool features and functionality. Stay tuned to BloggTech for more How to Guides for Firefox Internet Browser.


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