Open Bug 1738492 Opened 7 months ago Updated 7 months ago

You cannot assign multiple short names to a search engine


(Firefox :: Search, enhancement, P3)

Firefox 94



Tracking Status
firefox94 --- affected
firefox95 --- affected
firefox96 --- affected


(Reporter: roman.deev06, Unassigned)



(1 file)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; x64; rv:96.0esr) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/96.0esr

Steps to reproduce:

In the search engine settings, you cannot assign several short names for the search engine. For embedded search engines, several short names separated by commas are indicated. So I expect that I can assign several short names to the search engine.

Actual results:

It doesn't work!

Expected results:

It should be possible to specify several short names.

Why is this necessary?
If the user has two keyboard layouts, then it is convenient for him to have short names for a specific keyboard. Now I have to switch the layout, type a short name, switch the layout again. This kills the idea of short names.

The Bugbug bot thinks this bug should belong to the 'Firefox::Search' component, and is moving the bug to that component. Please revert this change in case you think the bot is wrong.

Component: Untriaged → Search

I was able to replicate this bug, so far i tested Windows10 and MacOs 10.15 using firefox release93, beta 94, and nightly 95


  • go to about:preferences#search , check bing keyword, and add "O, M"
  • after that if i type O+space or M+space in the urlbar , and the search mode is not visible.

If i remove the "O", and then i type "M+space" , it works. but adding a second letter stops working

Severity: -- → S4
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → Desktop

changing bug to enhancement for multiple keyword

Type: defect → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
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