How to Add Search Engines in Firefox


In this tutorial, we will show you how to add search engines in Firefox. Follow this step by step guide to learn how to add a search engine in Firefox.

Step 1 – Default search engine

In the browser, you will see the search bar located towards the top right side of your screen. In the search bar, you will see an icon for the search engine that is currently active. By default, it will be Google which will be denoted by a “G” sign.

Locate default search engine

Step 2 – Manage Search Engines

In order to change your search engine, click on the drop down arrow right next to the search engine icon. From the drop down menu, select the “Manage Search Engines” option. You will be displayed with a list of all the search engines currently installed.

Click on Manage Search engines option

Step 3 – Search for more search engines

Click on the “get more search engines” option at the bottom of the window to search for more.

Searching for more search engines

Step 4 – Click on Add to firefox button

In the new tab, you will be displayed with the search add-ons available. Choose a search engine that you want to install by reading the description given right below its respective name. Click on the “Add to Firefox” button in order to add a search engine. This will result in the downloading of the add-on. Once the download has completed, the installation window will pop up.

Add search engine to firefox

Step 5 – Install the add on

Click on the “Install Now” button to install the software in order to add search engines to firefox.

Install now button

Step 6 – Agree to the prompt

You will be prompted with a notification; click on the “Add” button to add the search engine to the list of search bars available. And before you know it, the search engine will be successfully installed on your browser.

Add the search engine

Step 7 – Search for the recently add search engine

You can click on the search engine icon and choose the newly installed search engine from the list.

Now you can type in whatever you want to search and within seconds, the search results will be displayed. Happy searching!

Newly added search engine