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Mint/Google search engine

Postby aeternal on Fri May 06, 2011 1:50 pm

The idea is quite simple, since not everybody uses firefox as browser it would be nice if it was possible to use "your" search engine even in other browsers.
For instance I noticed that Clem's add-on doesn't work in Iceweasel. I would be a great thing if we could actually use it even there.
Besides that I was wondering if it was possible to have a similar thing even in other browsers, mainly into Chrome but also other browsers. I'd like to contribute but I really don't like firefox. Iceweasel would be better actually, but if we could do it directly from Chrome it would be perfect.
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Re: Mint/Google search engine

Postby DrHu on Fri May 06, 2011 2:38 pm

aeternal wrote:The idea is quite simple, since not everybody uses firefox as browser it would be nice if it was possible to use "your" search engine even in other browsers.

That would be OK, if it was a choice for the user, and perhaps would be added as an extension that could be downloaded
--I do understand that it does help Mint to get bowser/search engine hits, and I don't fault them for that. I just make other choices, for example I use www.scroogle.org as my search engine (Google page scraper)

And here I thought most people liked a choice and object to the custom search engine/default selection that browsers tend to foist onto users
--whether that is Google (60%), Microsoft bing (15%) others or a personal choice (remaining %)

I don't particularly like Firefox either, so I use Opera..
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Re: Mint/Google search engine

Postby sunewbie on Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:06 am

Hello,

I have also came to know that Mint Custom search engine generates revenue for Linux mint. I would like to use it, but i hardly use firefox.
Can anyone give me a link / url for Mint custom search engine, since i would like to add it to opera and chrome even when surfing in XP (at my office).
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Re: Mint/Google search engine

Postby sunewbie on Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:31 am

never mind, i found the link

http://www.linuxmint.com/start/isadora/
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