Windows 10: Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox

Discus and support Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Hello and thanks for taking a look at my issue. When i press just the 'E' key in start menu search the Edge browser pops up and i can launch it with... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox


    Hello and thanks for taking a look at my issue.

    When i press just the 'E' key in start menu search the Edge browser pops up and i can launch it with a mouse click or just pressing enter. I am unable to do this for Firefox and would like to fix this.

    on a side note, i am able to make CCleaner appear n a start menu search but only when i fully type out "ccleaner". Strangely, if i completely type out "firefox" it still doesnt come up.

    :)
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  2. xtx15966 Win User

    Problem Importing Bookmarks from Firefox into Win 10 Edge browser.

    I'm sorry but your answer is not an answer. Read the question.

    Windows Edge does not show Mozilla Firefox on the import a HTML bookmarks option. Only shows IE as browser option. I have my bookmarks in firefox - new computer, installed firefox and imported them via HTML file. Need edge to show Firefox as browser
    to import bookmarks from.

    Firefox does NOT show up in Edge as a choice to import from.

    So the link you are supplying is the same answer I keep getting also.

    Ed
     
    xtx15966, Mar 17, 2018
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  3. NicoMaz Win User
    Start menu, Cortana, search, settings, store not working in Windows 10.

    I fixed the problem that i couldn't find the task view icon. Apperently it wasn't showing xD. I still cant find edge and store icon and i still cannot figure out why windows update isn't working. I tryed searching up something with the search it said there
    was no internet but when i bing search it it opens up mozilla firefox.

    Thank you

    -Nico
     
    NicoMaz, Mar 17, 2018
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  4. Bree New Member

    Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox

    A lot depends on how frequently you launch an app by clicking on the search results. It learns from your behaviour and puts your frequent choices at the top of the list. I have to type 'ED' before Edge comes up, but just 'S' for snipping tool. Firefox is 'FI'.


    Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox [​IMG]


    First, look at the All Apps list in Start and make sure Firefox is there. Then try rebuilding your index. Search doesn't actually 'search' as you type, it consults a pre-built index. One of the places indexing looks is the All Apps list (as long as the Start menu is included in indexing, that is).

    Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

    It's 'CC' for me, try launching it a few more times from the search results.



    Edit: since researching you problem, Firefox now comes up with just 'F'.
     
  5. dalchina New Member
    Your results also become a lot better focussed if you select Apps (top left).
    Unfortunately you cannot choose a default priority in Cortana search (whereas you can in Classic Shell's search - a (discontinued) but still excellent Start Menu replacement). (Bree is probably chuckling at that).


    Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Mar 17, 2018
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  6. thanks for helping!

    yes Firefox shows up in my list of apps.

    I rebuilt my index as well.

    I cant really train Windows to launch FF from search if I cant search it. I can launch it just by looking down the list and have done so several times, it still hasnt learned anything.
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  7. noting comes up even if i select Apps view when searching
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  8. Bree New Member

    Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox

    As a last resort, you could try reinstalling Firefox, but I'd explore all other avenues first.
     
  9. maybe its something in my privacy settings? I kinda locked it down and disabled Cortana. Maybe something cant check something?
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  10. Bree New Member
    There's a 'Search and Indexing' troubleshooter, try that.
     
  11. it could not identify the problem
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  12. dalchina New Member
    You can check if Windows search is working relatively easily (Cortana search depends on that database).
    Open Indexing Options, note an indexed location and add one item to it. The number of items indexed should increment soon afterwards (unless there's significant CPU use).

    Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox [​IMG]


    Also note Start Menu and Users should be listed.
     
    dalchina, Mar 17, 2018
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  13. Edge shows up in windows search but not Firefox

    going to tick everything and let it run and populate and hope for the best.
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  14. start menu is listed but not users
     
    tonightwetaco, Mar 17, 2018
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  15. dalchina New Member
    Ah... though that said, I'd have thought start menu alone should have been enough.
     
    dalchina, Mar 17, 2018
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