Since moving Mozilla Firefox to the new Quantum engine, the browser still experiences a post-op shock in the form of incompatibility with many older extensions that worked with the old Gecko engine. Nevertheless, the new Ognelis is slowly moving forward: it tries to meet modern trends in terms of usability and is increasingly turning into a web browser out of the box.
Mozilla Firefox has recently been updated with a new feature - the ability to add regular sites as search engines and use them to search from the search-address bar. How does it work?
First, let's remind that Mozilla Firefox is one of the most democratic and functional browsers in terms of implementing access to search engines. You can select a search engine other than the default one by setting the old address bar format with a separate form for selecting search engines in the browser settings. Or you can use the pre-installed modern format in the form of a panel for selecting alternative search engines that appears when you enter a query.
These alternative search engines are configurable: you can delete unused ones in the browser settings, and add new ones.
New ones are added using special extensions from the Mozilla Firefox store.
But recently, the browser has another interesting feature: many web resources (not necessarily specialized in data search) can be added to the list of alternative search engines without installing extensions, and it is much easier. Being on any of the pages of the desired site, click the menu of the search-address bar and select "Add search engine".
Thus, we can replenish the list of alternative search tools, for example, with the most popular torrent tracker Rutracker, in order to search for content on it directly from the Firefox search address bar.
As a result, we will get the results, as if we were looking for content directly inside Rutracker. But at the same time, we do not need to first go to the torrent tracker site. And when entering the first characters of a key request, we will be able to use suggestions in the form of sentences from among the popular Internet requests.
The new Firefox function offers a very good optimization of web surfing: we can organize alternative search engines from all those services, forums, blogs, other information resources and various sites, of which we are residents or regular users. And more quickly find information inside them.
Sites added in this way as search engines can be managed in the browser settings - deleted as unnecessary or transferred from the category of alternative search engines to those by default.
But, alas, not every site can become an alternative search engine on board Firefox. For unsupported web resources, the Add Search Engine button will not appear.
The Topic of Article: How to add your favorite sites as search engines in Mozilla Firefox.