8.2. Finding Information

There are two ways to find information in Firefox: the search bar and the find bar. The search bar looks for pages while the find bar looks for things on the current page.

8.2.1. Finding Information on the Web

Firefox has a search bar that can access different engines, like Google, Yahoo, or Amazon. For example, if you want to find information about SUSE using the current engine, click in the search bar, type SUSE, and hit Enter. The results appear in your window. To choose your search engine, click the icon in the search bar. A menu opens with a list of available search engines.

8.2.2. Installing a Different Search Engine

If you favorite search engine is not listed, Firefox gives you the possibility to configure it. Try the following steps:

  1. Establish an Internet connection first.

  2. Click in the search bar on the icon.

  3. Select Add Engines from the menu.

  4. Firefox displays a Web page with available search engines. It is also sorted by categories. You can choose from Wikipdedia, Leo, and others. Click the desired search plug-in.

  5. Install your search plug-in with Ok or abort with Cancel.

8.2.3. Searching in the Current Page

To search inside a Web page, click Edit+Find in This Page or press Ctrl-F. The find bar opens. Usually, it is displayed at the bottom of a window. Type your query in the input field. Firefox finds the first occurence of this phrase. You can find other occurences of the phrase by pressing F3 or Find Next button in the find bar. You can also highlight all occurences by pressing the Highlight all button.