Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts

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Mozilla really wants to give you more non-Google ways of finding things. As you may know, it recently announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with Yahoo, which will see the search engine become the default experience for the Firefox browser in the U.S. Mozilla has also secured Yandex and Baidu as the default search engines for Firefox in Russia and China respectively.

When Mozilla announced all of this, it also mentioned that all in all, Firefox has 61 search providers across 88 different languages pre-installed. In the U.S., it will continue to have Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia in that mix.

On Wednesday, Mozilla made another search announcement aimed at helping users search for things using the different engines more quickly.

"How often have you done a web search, already knowing that you would click the first result that looked like a Wikipedia page?" asks Mozilla's Philipp Sackl. "Quite often? Then Firefox is about to make your life easier. With the new one click searches, you can instantly find what you are looking for across the web."

"When typing a search term into the Firefox search box, you will notice two new things," he explains. "First, we improved the design of search suggestions to make them look a lot more organized. And second: there is an array of buttons below your search suggestions. These buttons allow you to find your search term directly on a specific site quickly and easily."

You'll be able to add additional search engines, as well as show and hide the ones that are included in the feature.

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