How to Remove Google Search Box From Firefox

March 14, 2008 by
Filed under: Mozilla Firefox 

I already blogged about how to remove the search box in Google Toolbar for Firefox, but there are some users who didn’t install the toolbar, and just want to remove the Google Search Box from Firefox. Though the steps are the same, my previous post may be unclear to those who are not using this specific toolbar. So to remove the search box, here are the steps:

First, right click on any part of the toolbar then choose customize. A new smaller window will appear with a lot of icons in it. You will also see a hand cursor. Move this hand cursor over the search box, and then grab the box into the icon window. Then click done. After doing these steps, the box is gone in your Firefox browser.

Below are ‘before’ and ‘after’ screenshots:

Before

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After

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Below is a video tutorial for removing the search box

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Comments

7 Comments on How to Remove Google Search Box From Firefox

  1. Pat on Thu, 26th Jun 2008 12:38 pm
  2. Thank you! I have never used the google search bar and have always wanted to be rid of it. I never thought it would be so bloody easy ;)

  3. Taco on Wed, 17th Sep 2008 5:23 pm
  4. Wow.. Thanks. Took forever to find that out.

  5. Mike on Mon, 29th Mar 2010 7:18 pm
  6. Thanks a million! So easy…so hard to find out…

  7. kitty on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 7:18 am
  8. I’d like to hug you, I’m that excited, I have tried everything else to remove it and nothing worked!!! You’re amazing!!!!!

  9. D. W. Whitlock on Sat, 4th Sep 2010 3:37 pm
  10. Thanks much for showing me how to remove that #$%ing Google search box from my beloved Firefox 3.6.3. I hate Google. Its like a giant internet squid with its millions of tentacles reaching into our computers and tracking every dam thing we do online. Thanks again, Reah. :-)

  11. hamd.h.h on Thu, 9th Sep 2010 10:39 pm
  12. thank you a lot
    its working 100%

  13. K on Sun, 5th Dec 2010 8:42 am
  14. Thank you for this info it was perfect.

    How do I shorten the bar where you type in the address you want?

    thanks