Firefox’s new Search Interface is more flexible and powerful than ever


Just one week after announcing it would officially switch from Google to Yahoo as its default search engine, starting next month, Mozilla has now revamped the upcoming search interface on its Firefox browser.

It was too much of hassle to toggle search engines somewhere in the settings, but Firefox now puts it front and center. When typing a search term in the browser’s dedicated search box, you will notice two things: first, you will see the improved search interface that appears to be a lot more organized. And second: you’ll see a link to the search term right underneath the suggestions.

In other words, when you type in a query, Firefox will present a reorganized list of the suggested searches along with an array of search engines like Google, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Twitter and Wikipedia that can be used to complete the search. So if you know you’ll want to go to Wikipedia, you don’t have to switch to Google first and then click on Wikipedia. Instead, you can click on the Wikipedia icon in the search suggestions box and you are right there.

With the new version, users will be able to add other search engines to the existing list of selected search engines. Rival browsers like Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari have added their own search and address boxes where users can enter Web links or search terns. In contrast, Firefox has added its search box to the right of the address bar.

Via: Engadget