Google https-search in Firefox search bar

Google just announced the Availability of their Web Search via SSL.

Telling Google what you are looking for can’t be prevented that easy, but it is now possible to prevent telling anybody else who might sit in the middle of your communication.

Just use https://www.google.com instead of http://www.google.com for doing searches and you are done.

Well, unfortunately I don’t usually call the Website at http://www.google.com directly for doing searches but using the Firefox Search toolbar instead.

For some strange reason this toolbar can not be customized via GUI. However the solution is still simple and might be of value for anybody else, thats why I am about to write this :)

Just enter the directory where you firefox Installation is located and have a look for a file called google.xml inside a subdirectory called searchplugins.

All you need to do here is to replace any apperance of the string http:// by https://

Now restart firefox and enjoy your encrypted search.

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