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Firefox gets a search interface re-design ahead of Yahoo switch

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Just a few days back, we came to know that Mozilla is ditching Google for Yahoo, as the default search engine for its firefox browser. Well, it has today announced a re-designed interface, so as to integrate Yahoo and finally replace Google in Firefox’s upcoming release.

Announcing the new search design and algorithm, Mozilla said,

How often have you done a web search, already knowing that you would click the first result that looked like a Wikipedia page?

Quite often? Then Firefox is about to make your life easier. With the new one click searches, you can instantly find what you are looking for across the web.


In the new search interface, when you type in a word to search for, there are two noticeable differences. First, Mozilla has improvised the design of search suggestions to make them look a lot more organized. And second: there is an array of buttons below your search suggestions. These buttons allow you to find your search term directly on a specific site quickly and easily.

But this doesn’t mean that you have to search via Yahoo. Mozilla is shipping Firefox with a set of pre-installed search engines that are tailored to your language. You can easily show and hide them in your search preferences.


Also, instead of hiding the search engine preference option deep under the Settings tab, Mozilla has now kept that option up front. Not only this, when you search for something, it opens up a drop-down menu to let you select which search engine you wish to choose.

Mozilla has also provided a built-in one-click search for popular services like Wikipedia, eBay, Twitter, DuckDuckGo, Amazon, Bing and others. For the developer in you, there is now one-click search for stack-overflow too.

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