[SOLVED] adding google to default seach engine - firefox

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[SOLVED] adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby manuleka on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:43 pm

platform:
Mint 13 KDE
Firefox 15 [Mint Firefox 1.0]

http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php

following the above instructions doesn't work for me

when i click the drop down menu, google isn't there so i go to manage search engines, a page loads with all sorts of addons, doing a search for google only comes up with google images, and other google addons but not the search

help please
Last edited by manuleka on Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby martywd on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:38 pm

In Firefox. Go here ==> http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengine_google.php

Follow directions.

Or not?

Weird? Some tricky scripting going on? Or something? Instead of clicking the above link.

Go to the original link posted above: ==> http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php

Then scroll down to: 'Commercial Engines'. Click on 'Google' (6th icon from the left)

Now follow directions...
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Re: adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby Xeroc on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:36 am

the above works, thanks.

I experienced the same problem after installing MINT 13 Cinnamon. When selecting "Get more search engines...", I was redirected to Firefox Add-Ons with a search the returned "Google". That wasn't any help. This forum entry did help.
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Re: adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby colyn on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Here ya go...

The default google search addon..

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search
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Re: adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby manuleka on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:34 pm

colyn wrote:Here ya go...

The default google search addon..

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search


thanks :) ... i did some search on addon page with no luck...
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Re: [SOLVED] adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby nielstest1 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:23 am

Hi
I had the same or similar problem ie no "add 'your chosen search engine' " in the drop down menu of search engines!
What I at the end found was that for some reason, after a fresh Mint 14 install, Firefox defaulted to be in private browsing mode.
After returning Firefox to it's normal mode, the "add 'search engine' reappeared whenever I chose a another on Mints search engine page.
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Re: [SOLVED] adding google to default seach engine - firefox

Postby Ion ore on Sat May 04, 2013 7:35 am

nielstest1 wrote:Hi
I had the same or similar problem ie no "add 'your chosen search engine' " in the drop down menu of search engines!
What I at the end found was that for some reason, after a fresh Mint 14 install, Firefox defaulted to be in private browsing mode.
After returning Firefox to it's normal mode, the "add 'search engine' reappeared whenever I chose a another on Mints search engine page.

Thanks for this! I never would've figured this out myself because I always use Firefox in Private browsing mode.

The need for non-private browsing mode to add search engines should really be mentioned on the search engines page. I ended up using Chromium for months just because I couldn't add Google search to FF.
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