- You can change your default search engine in Firefox on mobile and desktop.
- Firefox users can choose between search engines like Google and even Wikipedia.
- Here’s how to change your default search engine in Firefox.
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Choosing a default search engine can be a fraught issue for the web browsing company.
In fact, the matter was so fraught for browser Mozilla Firefox that it ended in multiple lawsuits over their decision to dump Yahoo in favor of Google as its default search engine.
While Firefox executives clearly felt one way about what should be the default search engine on its platform, you might feel an entirely different way.
Fortunately, you’re not locked into the default search engine of their choosing.
Here’s how to personalize your default search engine in Firefox on both desktop and mobile.
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How to change your search engine in Firefox on your computer
2. Click the three horizontal lines in the top-right, then select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
3. Select “Search” from the left hand menu.
4. Under the “Default Search Engine” section, choose your preferred browser in the dropdown menu.
How to change your search engine in Firefox on your mobile device
2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom-right of your screen and choose “Settings.”
3. Under “General,” tap “Search” and then “Google.”
4. Tap on “Google” under “Default search engine” and then select the browser you’d like to use as your default.
Your selection will be saved and you’ll be automatically redirected to the previous tab.
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