If you want to search any website for text you see in a message in Thunderbird, you can directly run the search from Thunderbird.
How to perform a Search
Let’s say you see the phrase “I like Minotaur” and want to search the web for Minotaur. Just highlight the word “Minotaur“, then right-click and select
Thunderbird will show the search results in your default browser.
How to change the search engine
By default, Bing is set as the search engine. To change it, do the following:
- At the top of the Thunderbird window, click the Alt + T) and select , or click the Application menu button and choose menu (.
- Select the panel.
- Under Default Search Engine, use the drop-down menu to select your preferred search engine from the list.
- Click to close the Options window.
How to add Google to the search engine list
Google is not included in the search engine list, but you can add it by installing the Google Search for Thunderbird add-on.
- Press the Alt key to display the menu bar, then click on the menu and choose .
- On the left sidebar, make sure is selected.
- In the search field in the top-right corner, enter Google Search.
- Beside Google Search for Thunderbird, click .
- Restart Thunderbird.
After you install the add-on, Google will be available in the list of search engines.