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Mozilla to Add “One-Click Searches” to Firefox

Just less than a week after it revealed a new royalty agreement with Yahoo, Mozilla says it will release a number of new features to allow Firefox users to choose their own search engines, as well as improve the overall search experience.

When users type a term into the Firefox search box, they will get a list of more organized search options from the default search engine. And even better, an array of buttons below these suggestions will allow users to choose which search engine or site they want to send the query to.

For example, if a user types “Mozilla” into the search box, they can search the term directly on Wikipedia.


Firefox is built with a set of pre-installed search engines that are tailored to different languages. Yahoo will be the new U.S. default search engine, Yandex will be the new default in Russia, and Baidu will remain the default in China.


As the “one-click search engines” section in the settings suggests, users can easily hide and show sites and alternate search options.

Mozilla indicates that MDN, Stack Overflow, Yelp and dictionary sites are possible additions.

The company says these features are “coming soon to a Firefox near you!” But it doesn’t specify when these updates will be rolling out.

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