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Consolidate search preferences

Feature Status Release Target Lead engineer QA Lead QA Status
Consolidate search preferences Landed Firefox 23 Gavin Sharp Manuela Muntean Signed Off


  • keyword.URL and originalDefaultEngine preferences have been removed
  • When setting an engine in the Search bar, it is also set as the search engine for the URL bar, about:home (after reload) and in the contextual menu option


  • bug 738818 - consolidate Firefox search preferences - VERIFIED FIXED

Use Cases to Test

  • (1) after changing the engine from the search bar, make sure that the new engine is the one used for searches from: the URL bar, the about:home page (after reload or restart), the contextual menu option
  • all changes from (1) are applied for one or multiple Firefox windows open
  • all changes from (1) are applied for private browsing also
  • all changes from (1) are applied with both the engines Firefox comes with and the engines installed by the user
  • check that keyword.URL and originalDefaultEngine preferences have been removed

Test Cases

Sign off

  • All the use cases were executed.
  • All the blocker, critical, major bugs have been fixed.

Firefox 23 Aurora (pre-beta sign off) - 06/21/2013
  • On the next OSs:
    • Windows 7 64bit
    • Windows 8 32bit
    • Ubuntu 12.10 32bit
    • Mac OSX 10.8.3
  • Concerns:
  • bug 885351 - Google is always used in about:home and the URL bar when setting the default search engine to an invalid one - NEW
  • bug 880882 - handle migration of search preferences on upgrade to Firefox 23 - NEW
    • Note:
      • when choosing an engine different from Google in the search bar (for example Bing) in Aurora 22 and then updating to Aurora 23, only the search made from the search bar and from the contextual menu option is made with Bing; the search performed from the URL bar and about:home page are still made with Google ( is set to Google)