How To Add Google To Linux Mint Firefox

In this tutorial I will be be showing you how to set Google as your default search provider in Linux Mint’s Firefox. The reason why Google isn’t your default search provider in Linux Mint like it is Ubuntu and many other distributions is because Linux Mint receives money from the other search engines to help support the project.

To setup Google for your default searches you must go to the official Linux Mint website ( and click on the first Google icon.

How To Add Google To Linux Mint Firefox

As you can see there are two Google icons, the first one is what we will be using since the second one is Google Scholar. After you click the logo of your choice click on the arrow in your search field and choose Add “Google”. Last but not least click on the arrow one last time and select Google.

How To Add Google To Linux Mint Firefox

You are now done setting your default search provider to Google in Linux Mint. If you liked this tutorial about how to set Google as your default search provider, there are many more on the way so please check back and don’t forget to bookmark!

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    localized - not nice

    thankyou so much for the very informative article! loved it! but it seems that the search is a localized google search…. how would i be able to change that so that i dont get a localized search? any help would be greatly appreciated..

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      If by localized search you mean it goes to your countries Google instead of, you can change your Google settings to automatically go to .com instead. I just can’t remember where that would be. (While I was in South Korea it would automatically send me to that Google because of the IP I had, however I do remember making it always go to instead somehow and it wasn’t a browser setting)


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