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How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby squashpup on Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:40 pm

How do I replace the Linux Mint search plugin with a plain, default Google search plugin? Thanks!
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Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby squashpup on Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:47 pm

Figured it out. Delete the Linux Mint Google search engine that comes with Firefox.

Install this plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3682

Go to Google.com, and right click in the search box.

Choose "Add to Search Bar".

That's it.

You can also use this to add a variety of other search engines.
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Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby Stretch on Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:22 pm

Thanks for posting this. I was just wondering the same thing but went about it differently.

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/google-search-plugins.html
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Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby janderclarke on Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:21 pm

I just commented this line

<!-- <Param name="cx" value="002683415331144861350%3Atsq8didf9x0"/> -->

In my file /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/google.xml

Enjoy!
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Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby sgstarling on Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:03 am

janderclarke's method did not work for me, I still didn't get the usual google results page.

Stretch's method worked perfect, and it's easy too!

So sorry to deprive Linux Mint of this source of income, but I really rely on the usual google results (mapping, tracking #'s, images, etc.).
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Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Postby geodescent on Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:14 pm

You wouldn't believe how many months I tried to figure this out, when the answer was staring me in the face the whole time!

1. Simply click the search logo at the upper-right as though you wanted to choose Amazon or something else
2. Click Manage Search Engines
3. Remove the Linux Mint Google engine
4. Move Original Google to the top
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