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Old 02-27-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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FireFox search engine toolbar


Today I tried to add a search engine to the Firefox toolbar. I was delighted to see there is actually a LinuxQuestions.org toolbar engine available. However, after clicking on the link for the toolbar nothing has happened.

Did I miss something? I restarted FireFox, but no cgange.

Also I'd like to know if I can change the default engine to any engine from the listof installed engines, and how.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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I was able to install and use the search just fine. Just going back to what my college instructor taught me with "is it plugged in", but um... well... is it plugged in? You have the search bar active and you checked to make sure LQ.org was selected? If you click on the icon, it drops down and if LQ was the most recent one you added, it should be at the bottom.

As far as changing the default, I'm still looking for that one myself.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 03:41 AM   #3
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It's therre alright, but nothing was added. Will try again to see if I get any changes this time
 
Old 02-28-2005, 05:25 AM   #4
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I found the same thing last night. No matter how many times, both as root and user, I tried, it didnt add anything. What version are you running digitalhead?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:25 AM   #5
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You should log in as root and chmod the firefox folder to have write access (0777) for all users (I think its /opt/mozilla-firefox). It works for me.
 
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Funnyn thing though. Shouldn't it be configurable individually for each user?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by mydini
I found the same thing last night. No matter how many times, both as root and user, I tried, it didnt add anything. What version are you running digitalhead?

I'm running Firefox 1.0 on Slackware 10. It works fine with both root and my user account. If nothing else, if you have a dual boot system, you can install the plugin under Windows and copy the linuxquestionsorg.png and linuxquestionsorg.src files out of the c:\program files\mozilla\searchplugins and put them into the same folder for your Linux Firefox wherever you might have it installed to (as root of course). That's actually what I did. Or you could even copy it via a floppy or usb drive... it's a whopping combined size of 1.8 KB

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You should log in as root and chmod the firefox folder to have write access (0777) for all users (I think its /opt/mozilla-firefox). It works for me.
It should already have write access for all users. It can also be put anywhere you want, mine is in /usr/local/firefox. (that's where mozilla installed to, so that's where I put Firefox too)

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Funnyn thing though. Shouldn't it be configurable individually for each user?
Not the search engines. They are in a global folder, for me it's /usr/local/firefox/searchplugins. This way they're available to every user that uses Firefox. Customizing goes into ~<homedirectory>/.mozilla/firefox. (oh yeah, don't try to copy firefox profiles from root to a user... it won't work and makes everything look terrible)


Did I miss anything?

Last edited by digitalhead; 02-28-2005 at 11:52 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #8
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I found out that on my system the pertinent foldr was located at /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/searchplugins so I cd'd to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0 and did

[root@localhost firefox-1.0]# ls -l | grep search
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 28 22:42 searchplugins
[root@localhost firefox-1.0]# chmod 777 searchplugins/
[root@localhost firefox-1.0]# ls -l | grep search
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Feb 28 22:42 searchplugins

I tried to install the new search engines again and this time I was succesful. Thanks to all for your input!
 
  


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