Search for whole words only

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Feature Request: Search for whole words only

Rationale: People sometimes are looking for the whole word in a search and not part of a word.

Example of current behavior: searching for "end" and finding "pretend", "intended", "attend", "endless", "sending", etc.

Requested behavior: searching for "end" with whole words only should only find "end".

Implementation: just add that option to the search bar

This feature has actually been requested back in 99 and the the Bugzilla entry is probably one of the oldest. If you are reading this, and want the feature implemented, vote on the "bug" at


Note: this feature was implemented by and shipped in Firefox 50.