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Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby griffeth on Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:54 pm

Hello,

I am running Linux Mint 6 KDE, and am very happy with it. However, there is one problem. I must have caused it myself, as it does not appear in other user accounts.

In Konqueror, I somehow messed up the search function. If I type something into the address bar (that isn't a URL) then it will search google for it. However, if I type something into the search bar, beside the address bar, it will search google for it, but prefix gg: to it.

For example, if I want to find "hello," it should search google for "hello." But instead, it searches for "gg:hello."

It's not that big a problem, I can just use the address bar instead, but I would like to fix this. I've tried editing the search engines, deleting ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/searchproviders, ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror, and ~/.kde/share/config/konquerorrc, but konqueror insists on prefixing gg: to everything.

What other files/folders should I delete, or what else should I do?

Thank you for taking time to read this,
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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby nick on Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:38 pm

HI

Maybe? this will help.

http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-a ... wsing.html

If enabled, Konqueror's Web Shortcuts feature lets you submit a query directly to a search engine or similar web site without having to visit the site first.
For example, entering gg:konqueror into the Location Bar and pressing Enter will ask Google™ to search for items related to Konqueror.
To see what Web Shortcuts are available, and perhaps add your own, use Settings->Configure Konqueror... to open the Settings dialog box and click on the Web Shortcuts icon.

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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby griffeth on Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:21 pm

Thanks, but that doesn't help me. I have Web Shortcuts enabled, but I can't understand why it actually searches Google for "gg:my search" instead of just "my search."
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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby dafi on Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:45 am

Clock on the little arrow at the google-sign in the searchbox.
Choose something like "Select Searchengines"
Search for "google" in the following list and click edit.
the URL in Linux Mint 5 is:
Code: Select all
http://www.google.de/search?q=\{@}&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


Perhaps you could try this one?? (But safe your old one before changing it)
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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby griffeth on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:59 pm

Thanks, but that didn't make a difference.

I discovered something else: no matter which search engine I select, it will always search Google, and prefix the search engine's letters.

For example, if I try to search Wikipedia for "Hello," instead of taking me to the Wikipedia page for Hello, it searches Google for "wp:hello."
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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby dafi on Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:57 pm

At the bottom of the "enable web shortcuts" window is a DropDownfield.
You could set this to "colon" or to "space" (or something like that)
If I set this to space I get the same behaviour. Perhaps your setting is "space" but you should set it to colon?
Try "gg hello"
if this works, then you should change your settings...
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Re: Konqueror is prefixing gg: to my searches

Postby griffeth on Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:28 pm

That cleared up the problem. I've always preferred using space, the way Opera does, but this is fine too. Thank you.
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