Firefox add search engine: problems with archive.org

Hi.
I want to add www.archive.org Web URL Wayback Machine as search engine with shortcut “arc”.
Archive.org is also a search engine for archived pages.

With Opera Browser this works easily in settings with adding:
https://web.archive.org/web/*/%s

But with Firefox it seems each page must have an allowance from FF with a “+” in the search field or 3 points “…” besides the address bar.
I don not see anything of that on archive.org.

How can i manage this manually it there is no other way?
Please without FF permission or Addon :slight_smile:
Thank you.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-search-from-address-bar

ok, thanks :slight_smile:
This is not quite the same as a real search engine shortcut but a smart bookmark that will do its job well.

A FF option to accept all sites with search function would be nicer :slight_smile:

https://archive.org/help/wayback_api.php

… the Wayback Machine is not exactly a search engine.

I tried the https://web.archive.org/web/*/%s approach in Opera.

For Firefox I should recommend extensions such as these:

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thank you :slight_smile:

+1 I agree, it should be implemented