A Search Engine is an application which is specifically created to gather information on the world wide web. Many have used different types of search engines search as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Info, MSN Search Engine and many others.
Majority of Search Engines have designed a new tool which is usually added on the browser and can be used to search the web.
This is the “Quick Search Box”. This is a very helpful and fastest way to search the web.
Many times people search for different information from the web by opening the search engine page and entering their search query (Keywords).
This usually takes and a few more clicks and also sometimes you have to wait for the search engine web page to load.
A Quick Search Box is a new feature which is aimed to reduce the number of clicks for the user or also to reduce the time of open a search engine web page.
Lets say you are using Firefox Mozilla, Safari from MAC, IE from Microsoft, or Google Chrome or Opera web browser.
Majority of these browser have a default Quick Search Box already added in the browser and its default search engine can be removed or changed.
Consider screen shots below taken from different web browser showing the Quick Search Box.
Usually I come across some who already have a search too bar and never actually use it.
What is the difference when you search using Quick Search box and Web Browser Search Engine?
Actually, there is no difference if you search using Quick Search Box and Web Browser Search Engine page.
The results will be exactly same because a Quick Search Box redirects the result to the search engine page which displays its search results.
Is a Quick Search box really safe?
Majority of quick search boxes are made by search engine companies so that quick search boxes can be easily integrated with browser. As a precaution do not download and install a quick search box from a company which you do not know. This should be for all applications and software.
Quick Search Box techniques
- IE if you have a BING Quick Search Box, then you can easily search for anything by just entering the words you want to search on the URL address bar and click enter. IE will automatically redirect you to Bing Search Engine result page and will display your search findings.
- For Mozilla Firefox Quick Search Box, just type your words you wish to search on the URL address bar and then press Enter. Mozilla Firefox will redirect you to your default search engine result web page.
Common Search Toolbar
There are many Quick Search Boxes offered by different Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Wikipedia and many others. You can view more from Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer Quick Search Box settings as show on images below.
The are many Quick Search Box developed by different companies which are specialized in different kinds of Quick Search.
The best cool Quick Search Box add on in Mozilla Firefox include:
Bing and Google
A Mozilla Firefox add on which gives the ability to search two different search engines and getting the different search results from both search engines.
- Bing VS Google (Bing versus Google)
This tries to compare the result between Bing and Google Search Engines. A very nice add on for Mozilla Firefox web browser.
Among the two add-ons mentioned for Mozilla Firefox, there are many more add-ons for Mozilla Firefox which one can choose to use.