Mozilla’s Firefox is undoubtedly one of the best web browsers in the world. With millions of users around the world, it is one of the most used browsers as well. Now Mozilla has decided to bring new features for its consumers. Mozilla has added two new features to the new updated version of Firefox which will let you select the search engine you want while you are browsing in Private Mode. Although the option will be disabled by default and you have to turn it on manually but this way you will be able to set different search engines for normal mode and private mode.
This feature was first added to the Vivaldi browser although this idea was first suggested two years ago on Mozilla’s Bugzilla. As it is turned off by default, you have to make some changes in the about:config in order to enable it.
Mozilla has already added Standard, strict and custom privacy profiles. Where you get Standard as the prime option but if switched to private browsing the browser is going to use the strict profile which is safer to use.
How To Enable Private Search Engine on Firefox
1. First, you have to download the latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox Nightly and go to About: Config.
2. A search box will appear, in which you have to paste the commands that we have mentioned below one by one and set the value to true.
“browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.enabled”, “browser.search.separatePrivateDefault”, “browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.ui.enabled”
3. Now go to Options > Search > Default Search Engine. Now you will see a drop down list from where you have to select the search engine you want to use in the Private Mode.
For years, Google has been providing millions of dollars to Mozilla for making them the default search engine in Firefox. With this new feature, Mozilla can strike a similar deal with other search engines. For now, Firefox lets you choose from Google, DuckDuckGO, eBay, Amazon, Bing, Twitter, and Wikipedia. And if you don’t want it, you can still use the same search engine for both types of browsing.
This feature is being taken hand to hand and there are good chances that with the upcoming updated versions of Firefox, the feature will come as a default obviously unless something major issues occur. What do you think about this new Firefox feature? Let us know in the comments.