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Status: New idea

Hi Mozilla team,

I'm using Firefox mobile on Android. The old behavior to change the search engine for the current query was:

  • type query into search bar
  • click on another search engine icon (the icons were displayed in a horizontal row below the search bar)

If I typed "snickerdoodle recipe", and clicked on the DuckDuckGo icon, it would then show me DuckDuckGo results.

Now, the UX/flow is:

  • type query into search bar
  • click search engine drop-down
  • click another search engine icon (shown in the vertical drop-down list)
  • click "enter" on my keyboard

Now, I have to type my query, then click three times to get to a results page. I feel like this is far more inefficient compared to the old flow, so I'm casting my vote for the old search behavior.



Status changed to: New idea
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Strollin' around

For now Firefox Mobile supports search suggestions. So you first select a search engine, then enter a query (and you will be presented with suggestions from the selected search engine), then press "enter" or select a suggested expression.

Otherwise, suggestions would only be provided from the default search engine.