Windows 10: Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox

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  1. Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox


    How to: Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox

    How to Add and Remove Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites on Firefox New Tab page


    Starting with Firefox 63.0, search shortcuts for Top Sites were added. Amazon and Google appear as Top Sites tiles on the Firefox Home (New Tab) page. When selected these tiles will change focus to the address bar to initiate a search.

    Firefox lets you pin search for Google, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Twitter and Wikipedia in your top sites.

    *note Currently in US only.

    See also: Save a step when you're searching with Firefox | The Firefox Frontier

    This tutorial will show you how to add and remove search engine shortcut icons in Top Sites on the New Tab page in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Unpin Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites
    • Option Two: Add and Remove Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites

    EXAMPLE: Search engine icons in Top Sites on New Tab page in Firefox

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Unpin Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites
    1. Open Firefox, and open a new tab (Ctrl+T).

    2. Hover the pointer over the search icon (ex: Amazon) you want to remove until you see the dots icon. (see screenshot below)

    3. Click/tap on the dots icon, and click/tap on Unpin.


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    OPTION TWO [/i] Add and Remove Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites
    1. Open Firefox, and open a new tab (Ctrl+T).

    2. Click/tap on the three dots icon on the top right side of Top Sites, and click/tap on Add Search Engine. (see screenshot below)

    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]

    3. Check (add) and uncheck (remove) the search engines you want for your Top Sites, and click/tap on Save when finished. (see screenshot below)

    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Enable or Disable Search Engine Shortcut Icons in Top Sites
    1. Open Firefox.

    2. Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, and click/tap on the I accept the risk button. (see screenshot below)

    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]

    3. Copy and paste browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.topSiteSearchShortcuts into the search box, and press Enter. (see screenshots below step 4)

    4. Double click/tap on the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.topSiteSearchShortcuts setting to change its value to true (enable - default) or false (disable) for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]

    5. You can now close this about:config tab if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    GracieAllen, May 19, 2016
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  2. Removing Bing as default search engine.

    We appreciate the prompt response. In this case, let us check your browser settings and ensure that
    Bing is removed as the default search engine. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Open your Firefox browser.
    • Click the Menu icon or the 3 bars icon.
    • Select Options.
    • Select Search.
    • Under Default Search Engine, select your preferred search engine from the drop down list.
    • Once you're done, close the search tab and check if the issue persists.

    We'll appreciate if you can send us an update.
     
    Darwin Dim, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. W1zzard Win User
    Techpowerup bookmark icon in firefox?

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    W1zzard, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox

    New tab and top sites

    Hi TRDCHSR1

    My name is Andre Da Costa; an Independent Consultant, Windows Insider MVP and Windows & Devices for IT MVP. I'm here to help you with your problem.

    Open Edge > top right, click the 3 dots icon > select Settings > under Open With, select New tab page > under Open new tab with, click the pointer and select Top sites or Top sites and suggested content.

    That's it.

    See if that works now.

    If that does not work...

    Give this a try first...

    Open Start > Settings > Apps > Apps & features

    Scroll down to Microsoft Edge

    Select it

    Click Advanced options

    Click Repair

    Restart

    If repair does not work, try performing a Reset.
     
    Andre for Directly, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Add More Top Sites To New Tab Page in Firefox 60-+

    One can add as many rows of Sites in The New Tab Start Page by entering the Following in About:Config

    Code:
    Default is two


    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]


    Do not concern yourself with the void warranty warning

    I entered 3 so I have 3 rows of Sites


    Add and Remove Search Engine Icons on New Tab Top Sites in Firefox [​IMG]


    Source and Thanks to:

    Change Number of Rows for Top Sites on New Tabs Page in Firefox | Windows 10 Tutorials

    This will work in all the latest Quantum Firefox Releases.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. changing default search engine to google from Bing in IE Edge

    To change the default search engine on Windows Edge.

    Step One: Open Microsoft Edge

    Step Two: type in the search engine into the browser address such as (www.google.com)

    Step Three: Click on the three dots top right below the x (close button)

    Step Four: Click on settings

    Step Five: Scroll and click on Advance Settings

    Step Six: Scroll to Search in the address bar with click within the box

    Step Seven: Click on Add NEw

    Step Eight: Your search engine should be listed Click on it

    Final Step: select your choice of:

    Add as default

    Add
     
    Rico Novice, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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