How to Add Google SSL Search to Firefox Search Bar

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firefoxAs you know, Google has recently released an encrypted version of its Search engine called, Google SSL Search. By using this search engine  you will get an encrypted connection specifically created between your browser and Google. This secured channel will help protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted  on your network. I am pretty sure that such a secure way to search the Internet will be a default option in the future for all Web browser. In the meantime, let’s see how to add Google SSL Search to your Firefox Search bar with this simple tutorial!

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. On the right-side corner of the browser you will see the familiar Search bar. By clicking the small, tiny arrow next to the Google icon, you will be able to access and use other default search engines such as Bing, Yahoo! etc. Such search engine are tidy listed on a drop down menu. At the end of such a list you will see an option called Manage search engines. Click it.
  3. A new window will appear in front of your computer screen. This window lists all the available search engines available in Firefox. At the end of  the list you will see a Other Search Engines link. Click it.
  4. This last action will open a tab on Firefox which will contain the most popular search engine for your browser. Scroll the list down and located the add-on called Google SSL Search.
  5. If you can not find it, click this link to get it.
  6. Install the addon and restart Firefox.
  7. Again, click the tiny arrow on the Search bar and you will see that the Search engine list will also contain Google SSL Search.
  8. Select it and enjoy!

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