Add custom search engine

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Add custom search engine
Add a custom search engine to the list of available search engines in the search bar and URL bar.

Your custom search engine needs a name and search URL. Additionally fields include an icon, a suggestion URL, POST query parameters, the input encoding and a description.

Icons can be selected from your local computer or specified as an URL pointing to an image.

The extension UI is accessible via a button right next to the URL/search bar or the options in about:addons.

Due to a technical limitation with Firefox WebExtensions, all data entered when creating your custom search engine is uploaded to



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Leaders and contributors

Tom Schuster Developer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Source requirementMozilla Firefox
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