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Changing Your Search Options

If you click the down-arrow button to the left of the search window in Firefox (refer to item 3 in Figure 1), you get a list of search engines that are currently installed. As you can see from Figure 9, I've added several of my favorite search engines. To change your search engine setup, select Manage Search Engines at the bottom of the menu. Firefox displays the Manage Search Engine List dialog box, where you can configure your browser to add specialized search tools to fit your needs, organize the search engines in your preferred order, and so on (see Figure 10).

Not enough search options for you? You want travel search? News search? Sport search? Click the "Get more search engines" link and browse for what you need (see Figure 11).

Figure 9

Figure 9 Installed search engines in Firefox.

Figure 10

Figure 10 Managing search configuration.

Figure 11

Figure 11 Specialized search engines for Firefox.


I hope this brief tour through lesser-known extendable features will make Firefox much more useful for you. Using these add-on functions certainly has helped me!

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