143. Search the Web
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
142 Navigate the Web
145 Search a Page
146 Browse with Tabbed Windows
The Web is a wonderful place to learn about lots of different new and interesting things, but to do that, you must find the appropriate pages. Firefox makes it easy for you to search the Web for pages related to whatever topic you choose. Firefox doesn't actually do the searching; instead, it sends your search request to the search engine you choose, such as Google or Yahoo!, which then displays a list of matching web pages.
When you're searching the Internet for information on some topic, chances are you'll visit quite a few web pages. Tabbed browsing can help you keep the useful pages open (even displaying the initial results page in its own tabbed window) as you continue to search. See 146 Browse with Tabbed Windows .
Search engine A website whose primary function is to maintain a searchable database of web pages.
To search for information related to some text on a web page, select the text, right-click, and choose Search Web for XXXX from the context menu.
To add more search engines to the listing, select Add Engines from the search engine list shown in Step 2. The Mozilla Web site appears, listing various search engines you can add. Click a link to add that engine to the listing.
You can add the Google toolbar to Firefox, making it even easier to search the Web. See 152 Customize the Browser .