Saturday, June 04, 2011

HOWTO : Securely search from the address bar in Firefox (without addons)

  1. browse to about:config
  2. search for keyword
  3. set "keyword.enabled" to true
  4. set "keyword.URL" to https://encrypted.google.com/search?&q=
  5. search for "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled", set to false
You are now searching from the address bar in Firefox securely over https/ssl.

(source : http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Location%20bar%20search)

ps. you can toggled from true to false (etc) by simply double clicking the entry.

I use opendns, for some reason 1 word searches = opendns search, two word searches = google.