One thing that makes me crazy about Firefox is that the default search behavior, from the location field, is the Google “I’m feeling Lucky” search. I know, I know, there’s a “search” toolbar field right there with multiple search engines, etc.
But I don’t like to use that very often. I like being able to hit Control-L and being able to put the cursor focus there and then be able to search, in Google, which I’m using 99.99% of the time. Seriously, it’s rare I’m using something else. In fact, I’m a weirdo, sometimes when I want to search on wikipedia, I search via Google.
Changing From “I’m Feeling Lucky”
Via about:config you want to change the Keyword.URL value as described here and here. There’s also a full reference to the about:config entries here. I frequently change the mousewheel preferences for one.
See now? The fact that it’s there at all can’t mean I’m the only one.
Just updating with the actual info since some of those links have died. Yeah, you’re looking for Keyword.URL in about:config … and if you want a regular google search you can use something like http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
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