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Restore Google Search in Firefox Location Bar

By default Firefox browser location bar is associated with Google I'm Feeling Lucky search. When users type a keyword like "Google Maps" in location bar Firefox performs I'm Feeling Lucky search  and takes users directly to maps.google.com page.

This is a great feature of Firefox but sometimes this feature disappears, generally after installing another web app.

Follow these simple steps to restore Google's I'm Feeling Lucky

  1. Open Firefox browser
  2. Type about:config in location bar and press enter
  3. Search for configuration key keyword.URL and select it
  4. Right click on the configuration key keyword.URL and choose Reset from the shortcut menu. Firefox automatically resets the value to 
    • http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=
  5. That's all. From now onwards Firefox uses Google's I'm Feeling Lucky when you type keywords in URL bar.
9/21/2012
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