Change default google search in firefox
I’ve just been trying to find out how to change where a search from firefox’s search box goes.
By default it goes to google.com, but i wanted to use google.co.uk. I’ve searched around and didn’t find anything giving a definitive answer so thought i’d write it here.
(Note: You should close firefox before making any changes)
It’s a very simple fix, basically all you need to do is navigate to the firefox directory (“c:\program files\mozilla firefox” is the default for windows) then open the “searchplugins” folder.
Next you need to edit the “google.xml” file and change this line:
<Url type=”text/html” method=”GET” template=”http://www.google.com/search”>
<Url type=”text/html” method=”GET” template=”http://www.google.co.uk/search”>
or whichever google locality you wish to use.
I also changed this line (but i’m not sure if it’s necessary):
Then re-open firefox and search away!