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How to search for Firefox by pressing the Android home button | Browsers

Android phone users can replace Google Assistant with Firefox to search the web. Search assistance is one of the new features in version 59.0 of the browser, which will be launched soon. However, the feature can now be tested by everyone, as it is available in the beta version of Firefox, on the Google Play Store.

After downloading Firefox Beta, I need to access the settings for Android applications and manually change the assistance and voice options. In this way, Firefox search will be activated by pressing your smartphone's home button. See how to perform the procedure in the following tutorial.

Tutorial shows how to activate Firefox search through the home button of Android devices Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudoTutorial shows how to activate Firefox search through the home button of Android devices Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to activate Firefox search through the home button of Android devices Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo

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Download the beta version of Firefox for Android

Step 1. Access the Google Play Store and tap on the search tool. Then, search for the Firefox beta and tap the corresponding result. To download it, tap "Install".

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When to download the beta version of Firefox by Google Play Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Changing the search assistant settings

Step 1. Access the Android settings and tap on the "Applications" option.

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Way to access options for Android applications Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Touch the gear icon at the top of the screen and, in the next window, access "Assistance and voice input".

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Way to access options for Android voice assistance and input Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Under "Assistance app", tap on the option "Firefox Beta".

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When to choose Firefox from the Android wizards list Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Tap the "I agree" option and return to your device's home screen. At this point, keep the home button on your phone pressed for a few moments.

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When to activate Firefox search assistance on Android Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 5. When launching the search for Firefox on the screen. Once this is done, type or use the microphone cone to do a search.

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Android home button launching Firefox search Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa