Make Mint Custom Search Bar in Firefox Optional...

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Make Mint Custom Search Bar in Firefox Optional...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:12 pm

I realise that the search feature contributes what I believe to be considerable funds to Linux Mint (and I choose to leave it as default for this very reason) however it can confuse and upset certain people so I propose that at some point during or after the install (maybe on Mint Welcome?) in latter versions of Mint that there is a check-box (auto-checked) which will let people choose to have The Mint Custom Google Search or to use the standard Google search.

Maybe stating something like this next to the check-box:

Please understand that by not choosing to use the Mint Search bar you are denying the Linux Mint project a large source of it's income and this could lead to less development in the future due to a lack of funds.However if you still would like to use the default Google search bar please consider a small donation


so what do you think?
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Re: Make Mint Search Enhancer Optional...

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:30 pm

The extension has nothing to do with what the default search engine is.
That comes from Firefox itself.
The extension also can be disabled from the addons options.
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Re: Make Mint Search Enhancer Optional...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:37 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:The extension has nothing to do with what the default search engine is.
That comes from Firefox itself.
The extension also can be disabled from the addons options.


I mean the search engine bar... I knew what I meant :lol:
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Re: Make Mint Search Enhancer Optional...

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:46 pm

Carl wrote:I mean the search engine bar... I knew what I meant :lol:

Yea, the extension has nothing to do with that.
You can add the normal Goggle one if you want.
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Re: Make Mint Search Enhancer Optional...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:55 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:
Carl wrote:I mean the search engine bar... I knew what I meant :lol:

Yea, the extension has nothing to do with that.
You can add the normal Goggle one if you want.


no I know I'm just saying that it would be nice to give an option on the installer
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Re: Make Mint Custom Search Bar in Firefox Optional...

Postby firmit on Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:46 pm

Disabling the Add-on extension Mint enhancer, did not fully do the trick. I still get the Mint logo on the left - not the worst that could happen, but I am missing my google-shortcut-bar on top.... I really would like to have the standard google search in firefox. How to fully revert to that - or installing it...
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Re: Make Mint Custom Search Bar in Firefox Optional...

Postby DrHu on Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:16 pm

I just add the Firefox addon: customizegoogle and ignore it..
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/743
Oh, I also just use http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html
--as the homepage and google screenscaper
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Re: Make Mint Custom Search Bar in Firefox Optional...

Postby Jaminloh on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:53 am

I use google search to do quick math and currency conversions unfortunately when I do it with the Linux mint fire fox.. it just doesn't work. Is there any way to use the standard google search?

* I worked it out

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=23460&p=164348
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