If you use the Firefox browser, you might have noticed that sometimes you are redirected to Google.
How to stop your queries from being sent to Google.
If I enter an improper URL in the address bar, like this…
It gets sent to Google…
Now Google has my query.
I did not want to go to the Google servers. (I rarely use Google Search.) So, how can we keep Firefox from redirecting to Google?
In the address bar, type: about:config
Then type into the filter: keyword.enabled
Above, you can see that the value is set to true. Right-click on this and select “toggle”.
Now, the value should be false.
Firefox should not send your keywords to Google now. It seems to work now for me. Now, if I enter an invalid URL in the address bar, I see this:
That message makes more sense to me. I want to know if the URL I entered is not valid instead of being redirected with no explanation as to why I am being redirected.
You can disable the Firefox setting so that your queries are not automatically sent to Google servers.