InstantFirefox Extension Brings Google Instant Search To Firefox


If you’re a devoted Firefox user and have been jealous of Chrome’s instant search, your days of envy are over. With a simple Firefox add-on, you can get Chrome-like instant search in your favorite Firefox browser. Presenting InstantFirefox!

For those of our readers who aren’t aware of what this is about, Google Chrome’s instant search is a feature that interacts with Google’s search API and shows search results in real-time as you type in the address bar (or smart bar) in Chrome. InstantFirefox replicates this same phenomenon for Firefox, and while it may lack the aesthetics of Chrome, it doesn’t lose anywhere when serving its purpose.

Firefox InstnSearch

While a screenshot here cannot even describe what the effect feels like, here’s a meager attempt at trying to show the results.


As you can see in the screenshot, there is no search bar on this search results page, because it has been populated as a result of InstantFirefox.

Here’s an interesting video from the developer showing this extension in action.


We tested InstantFirefox add-on with Firefox 3.6.11

Get InstantFirefox Add-on

  • Don Juan

    Downloaded it, and I LOVE IT…
    not going back to chrome ever again!

  • Bob

    this thing redirects my pages.
    i hated it.

  • techr

    Don’t ever download this. Even after uninstalling it stopped Google instant search in Chrome.
    A Firefox extension affecting an other browser. I had to completely uninstall all Firefox files and remains with Revo, and start from scratch (download new Firefox) to get Chrome instant search working again.

  • Ya I hate it too !