Firefox Google Search

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jw nyc, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Is there a way to make the Google search in Firefox (the one on the top right) not retain the searched phrase when switching tabs? When using Safari, if I type a phrase in the Google Search bar and then go to a new tab, the Google search is blank in the new tab. However, in Firefox, the same phrase remains in the toolbar. Anyone know how to make Firefox behave like Safari in this instance? Thanks.
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    I don't know...

    Clevin? Where are you! ;)

    (Clevin seems to be the local expert on FF3)
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Also, does anybody know how to make the reverse happen? IOW, how do you make Safari retain the search phrase when switching tabs the way that FireFox does? The fact that Safari does not retain the search phrase is extremely irritating to me.
  4. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Does it really matter? Next time you focus the searchbar everything is highlighted so it just deletes it as you type.
    If you really want something, install the addon

    searchbar autosizer
    and go to the advance settings and tick the option that says 'clear on submit'

  5. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Yea it was a minor annoyance of mine but thanks bc that add-on worked great!! FF3 is perfect for me now.
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006

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