I recently switched back to Firefox from Chrome, and tried to change the default search engine used in the omnibar. It turns out you need to do all of these steps below to change that search engine. Most Firefox users won’t ever switch this because it’s not a simple option to find.
- Type “about:config” in Firefox Address bar. Press enter.
- Find “keyword.URL.” Right-click and click Modify.
- Enter the specific URL for the search engine you want to change it to:
Bing Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=
Yahoo Search: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=
How many basic web users will change this in Firefox? Slim to none. It’s a shame Firefox doesn’t give you an easy way to switch this.