Firefox is a nice browser, everyone agrees, and many of its default features are really cool. One of the cool features of it is the address bar. In default setting, when you do not put a valid address it uses the Google I’m feeling lucky search and it often redirects you to the web-page you really want to go.
Many Firefox plug-in tend to change this and set it to Yahoo! search or some other engine; in such case you might want to restore the original behavior. I suffered this problem, and the remedy is pretty simple.
Restore Google I’m feeling lucky in Firefox address-bar
- Open Firefox browser
- Type about:config in address bar and press enter
- Search for configuration key keyword.URL
- Right click on the configuration key keyword.URL and choose Reset from the shortcut menu.
Firefox automatically reset value to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
- That’s all. From now onwards Firefox uses Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky when you type keywords in URL bar.
Other Search Engine Keys for Firefox
If you don’t want to go back to Google and use some other engine instead you may find this list useful:
|Google (Firefox Default)||http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=|
|Wikipedia (GO option – Feeling Like Lucky)||
that’s all for now.