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Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby sirschuster on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm honestly not a fan of the Mint version of google search, so I wanted to use the original version. Changing my homepage worked, but if I use the google quick search bar it still uses the mint version. How do I change that?

My two cents too, my primary beef with the mint version is the lack of additional google search options, especially images. Would be nice to see that added.

Finally, off topic, I have a program that runs windowless, is there a keyboard command that will run the program in a window?
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Re: Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby altair4 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:36 pm

Please read the following:
http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=142

It explains why Mint's google is the way it is and how you can revert to the default google.
Excerpt:
The reason we changed from default google to a custom engine is because it generates a lot of revenue and this single plugin could potentially make Linux Mint into a company which actually hires full-time employees.


Just think how good Mint would be with full time employees :!: :!:
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Re: Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby sirschuster on Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:19 pm

Agreed, that would be real nice. In that case, maybe the developers should consider improving the page, but obviously thats limited by google's search app. :)

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby nobitacu on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:11 am

I fully support Linux Mint's idea with this, and will help as I can with donations in the near future. :D
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Re: Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby qbicdesign on Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:13 pm

i don't mind the mint flavour google search in general at all, but there's some cool things you can do in standard google search which don't seem to work with the mint flavour
for example, I often use google for getting currency or unit conversions - its a great feature which saves me soooooo much time, and i'm sure most people don't even know its there.
try typing this into http://www.google.com page:

convert 36.50 usd to gbp

sadly doesn't work with mint google.
if there's any way that mint's google can be tweaked to enable all of google's funky features thats would be truly awesome!
;)
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Re: Firefox/Google Mint Version

Postby slider on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:56 am

Try as I might I just cant understand why our Mint/Google search bothers so many people??? :? I think its the very least thing users can do to help support our distro that we all enjoy so much.

Suggestion below:

Instead of changing the default Mint search engine its seems if users who just need the regular full Google features at CERTAIN times could simply bookmark that page and then click on it for use when they need it! Whats an extra couple of clicks compared to helping support your favourite Linux distro???????? MINT!

:) In the end it is your choice to make. As for me I choose to support Linux Mint..........
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