Add to Search Bar

Add to Firefox Search BoxBeing able to add any search box to Firefox’s built in searching tools would be great, right?  Well, you can get this done with the Add to Search Bar add-on for Firefox.  This handy add-on for the browser will let you right click on any search box in any website and add it to the choice of search engines in the top-right corner of Firefox.

Even the developer of the extension keeps it short and simple in this nice description for this very handy Firefox add-on. 

Just make a right click (Ctrl+click on a Mac) with the mouse pointer on top of *the page’s* search box and choose “Add to Search Bar…”

This is definitely a feature I’d like to see Mozilla support for the browser as a native function, but until then we have this great browser add-on to do the job for us.  Want to give it a shot? You can download it from the Firefox Add-ons website.

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4 Responses to Add to Search Bar

  1. gmonk Dec/04 at 12:49 pm #

    Tried it with NZB.cc and didn’t work. Too bad.

    • Mitch Dec/16 at 10:58 am #

      Aww, that sucks – sorry to hear that.

  2. inst Dec/04 at 1:58 pm #

    Instead of Mozilla implementing some controversial heuristic algorithms of detecting search boxes on non-HTML5 websites, web developers might just consider to be smarter and add to their websites OpenSearch functionality.

    Details: https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox

    • Mitch Dec/16 at 10:57 am #

      Totally agree!