Google secure search with Firefox

Google has announced recently the option to search the web via an encrypted, secure channel. For Firefox, this can be accomplished by making some changes, like the following:

  • in a new tab, open “about:config” and search for “http://www.google” (search box is located at the top of the tab area). You ‘ll find “keyword.URL” setting and you can change its value by double-clicking on it. Just add “s” after “http”.
  • open bookmarks by pressing Ctrl+Shift+B and search for “google.com/search? q=” (search box is located at the upper right corner of the window). At first, you can eliminate all duplicates (as I did), then change all “http” occurrences to “https”

For Google Toolbar users, I believe there will be an update very soon.


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