This article is about how to disable the one-click search or how to restore the old search bar in Mozilla Firefox browser. Newer versions of Firefox uses a different type of search bar. Called as one-click search, this new search bar annoys many users. When you start to type something in the search field, a dropdown menu appears with a list of search engine icons or one-off buttons. This is distracting, specially for those who are familiar with older versions of this popular web browser. When you click one of those icons, Firefox automatically process your search query using that particular search engine. That’s why it is called One-click search. With this new feature, you can’t change the default Search engine with one click (which was possible in the traditional search bar). If you want to revert back to older version of search bar in Firefox, follow the steps mentioned in this page.
Steps to disable Firefox One-click Search:
- Open Firefox browser.
- In the location bar or address bar, type about:config. Press Enter key.
- Warning message will appear. Accept it by clicking the button (I’ll be careful, I promise).
- In the Search: field below the address bar, type browser.search.showOneOffButtons
- You’ll notice one preference named browser.search.showOneOffButtons. Double click on that preference to change it’s value from true to false (You can also right click on the name and select Toggle from the menu). For help, refer the following screenshot.
- Restart Firefox. Enter a word in the search form. You’ll notice that the one-click search feature is gone.
So, what’s how we turn off one-click search bar in Firefox. Was it helpful? Was you able to get back the older version of search bar? Feel free to leave your feedback.