Mozilla Firefox is my preferred browser. It stable and secure. It has lots of add-ons that enable users to customize their browsing experience. One of the cool customization possibilities is adding search engine plugins.
List of Installed Search Engines
To see what search plugins are available to you, click on the
A list of search engines will appear in a drop-down menu.
To use one of them, simply click on them. Then type your search keyword or term in the search box and press enter to do a search using the search engine of your choice.
The results of the search will be displayed in a new tab.
Changes to the List
To change the order in which your search engines are shown, select
To change the order of a search engine, click on its name then click the
You can also remove a search engine by selecting it and clicking on the
To browse the full selection of search engines, click on the
Adding Search Engines to the List
Installing search engines is pretty straightforward. You click on the green
But sometimes, an error occurs during the install procedure stating that “Firefox could not install the search plugin from URL because an engine with the same name already exists.”
This specifically happened to me with the Bing search engine, although I have never installed it before and it was not in the list of search engines.
The solution to this matter is to download the search plugin’s XML file and manually add it to your Firefox profile folder.
To do this,
Open Windows Explorer (
Now go to your Firefox profile folder. It is located at:
Simply copy the above address and paste it into Windows Explorer’s address bar. Don’t forget to replace
Double-click on your profile folder which is a sequence of characters automatically created by Mozilla Firefox when it is installed. Then double-click the
You have successfully added the search engine to your list. Double-check it by clicking on the
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