Search Service

This is documentation for the Search Service.

Definitions

  • Application-provided engines (aka app-provided): These are engines provided by the application to the user as part of the configurations for the user’s locale/region.

  • Application default engine: The engine automatically selected by the application as default, in the absence of user settings.

  • Default engine: This is the engine that is the one used by default when doing searches from the address bar, search bar and other places. This may be the application default engine or an user selected engine.

  • Default private engine: Same as for the default engine, but this is used by default when in private browsing mode.