Disable Search for text when you start typing in Firefox
Enabling search suggestions will send the keywords you type in a search field to the default search engine. Let us see the process to enable or disable Search for text when you start typing in Firefox in detail.
You can enable Search for Text in Firefox by checking the ‘Provide search suggestions’ box in your Firefox search settings. For this,
Click the menu button (visible as 3 horizontal bars) and select ‘Options’.
Alternatively, you can directly access the ‘Settings’ by clicking on the cog-wheel icon below the Menu.
Click on the ‘Search’ link in the left pane.
Then, under ‘Default Search Engine’ section, check ‘Provide Search Suggestions’ box.
Also, you can enable-
- Show search suggestions in address bar results – Includes search suggestions in the results that are listed when you search from the Firefox address bar.
- Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results – This setting shows search suggestions before your browsing history.
To disable Search for Text in Firefox, simply un-check ‘Provide search suggestions’ box in your Firefox search settings.
Please note that the above method works for the browser in normal mode only.
In Private Browsing mode, the search suggestions are disabled by default. To enable it, you must explicitly turn them on in a Private Browsing window.
I hope this helps!