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How to Disable Google Instant Search Permanently in Firefox

Google state that this instant search feature saves time and effort when you come to search for something on the web.
If you're like me and many other people you will find this feature a pain in the backside when having to click on the right hand side to disable it everytime you open Firefox.
However there is a way to disable this feature permanently from the configuration page inside the browser itself.

Below I will show you how disable Instant search:

Open a new Firefox browser window and type About:Config in the address bar. Press the Enter key. (this is the bar at the top of the page which starts with http://)

Read the warning. Press the "I'll Be Careful, I Promise!" button.

Type Firefox in the blank field labeled Filter.

Double-click on the following entry to open a dialog box: general.useragent.extra.firefox.

Type www.google.com into the blank field. Click the OK button to close the dialog box.

Exit out of the browser window

Now when you open Firefox again you see that the Instant search is not there anymore and won't hinder your browsing experience.

Happy browsing !!!!

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