Change Default Search Engine in Firefox for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Aug 15, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

I've been using Ixquick as my primary search engine lately, and I'm pretty happy with it so far. In fact, I like it so much that I decided to set it as the default search engine on Firefox for Android. It turned out, though, that this is not as straightforward as I expected. Here is how this can be done.

In Firefox for Android, navigate to, search for ixquick, and install the Ixquick HTTPS Privacy Search Engine add-on in the usual manner. Once you've done that, tap on the Menu button in Firefox and choose Tools | Add-ons. Tap then the Ixquick HTTPS item and tap the Set as Default button. From now on, Firefox will use Ixquick for all searches.

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