[FAQ] The Firefox “address bar” and “search bar”
Add the search bar to your Firefox toolbar | Firefox Help
You can use the search bar on the New Tab page or search the web from the address bar. You can also change your search settings in Firefox to add a separate search bar next to the address bar.
How To Find Text Or Links In Current Page Content | Firefox Help
When you visit a website in Firefox, you can search for words and phrases on the page. Firefox will show you where the search phrase you typed appears next to the page and allows you to highlight any places it appears.
What To Do When The Search Takes You To The Wrong Search Website Firefox Help
This article describes what to do when Firefox searches do not go to the expected site (s). For example, Google searches might redirect to a page that has a lot of ads or uses a different search engine.
Change your default search settings in Firefox | Firefox Help
The search panel in Firefox settings allows you to customize your search options. You can add or remove search engines, change your default search engine, assign or change keyword shortcuts, turn the search bar on or off, and choose to show search suggestions first or not at all.
Add or remove a search engine in Firefox | Firefox Help
Firefox comes with a number of search engines available by default. Many websites have search engines that you can add to Firefox. This allows you to search with that website’s search engine, directly from your Firefox address bar or from your search bar. This article explains how to add or remove the search engines used by Firefox.
Firefox search suggestions | Firefox Help
As you type in the address bar or search bar, Firefox suggests relevant search terms or solution buttons related to the task or answer you are looking for. When search suggestions are turned on, text you type in the search bar is sent to your default search engine. This search engine analyzes the words and displays a list of popular results based on the search term.
Delete browsing, search and download history in Firefox | Firefox Help
When you browse the web, Firefox remembers a lot of information for you – the sites you’ve visited, files you’ve downloaded, and more. All of this information is called your history. However, if you are using a public computer or sharing a computer with someone, you might not want others to see this stuff.
Clear recent searches from the search bar | Firefox Help
Firefox includes a search bar on the New Tab page and an optional search bar to the right of the address bar. When you search the web with Firefox, the search history can get quite large over time. This article explains how to clear items from your Firefox search history.
Private browsing – Use Firefox without saving history | Firefox Help
Private browsing does not save your browsing information, such as history and cookies, and leaves no traces after the session ends. Firefox also has enhanced Tracking Protection, which prevents hidden trackers from collecting your data across multiple sites and slowing down your browsing.
Autocomplete address bar in Firefox | Firefox Help
The Firefox address bar displays the URL (web address) of the page you are visiting. When you type in this field to enter a URL or search term, Firefox remembers the pages you have visited and displays page suggestions in the drop-down list in the address bar, such as the sites you have placed bookmarked, marked, visited before or that you have opened in tabs. This article explains how the Autocomplete feature of the address bar works.
Firefox does not save web form entries | Firefox Help
Firefox can remember what you enter in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. After entering something into a form on a web page (like a search box), the next time you visit that page, your previous entry should be available for reuse. If you find that you cannot reuse your form inputs, follow the instructions in this article.
Firefox cannot load websites, but other browsers can | Firefox Help
This article describes issues where Firefox cannot load websites while other web browsers (such as Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge) can. When this occurs, Firefox may display a Server not found or Unable to connect error message.
Keyboard Shortcuts – Perform Common Firefox Tasks Quickly | Firefox Help
This article lists keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox.