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add google to firefox

Postby soopernoob on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:38 pm

i'm sure this has been asked before but i have searched and i keep ending up on the same page

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went to that page and don't see the "add google to firefox" anywhere in the dropdown at the top right of firefox

How do i add google search to firefox?
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Re: add google to firefox

Postby Orbmiser on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:49 pm

Wrong page? Or didn't scroll down far enough?
http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php

Click on google then go to firefox searchbar and click on manage search engines and add it and move it up.
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Re: add google to firefox

Postby soopernoob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:59 am

Orbmiser wrote:Wrong page? Or didn't scroll down far enough?
http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php

Click on google then go to firefox searchbar and click on manage search engines and add it and move it up.
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did that

it brought me to the page shown in the screenshot

clicked on manage after that... nothing


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i was able to about:config and edit the keyword.URL entry to http://www.google.com/search?q= to use the navigation bar and not need the bar altogether.

if there is a way to remove the search bar on the right of the url bar that would be great too :) thanx
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Re: add google to firefox

Postby Silvervein on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:05 pm

I am having the same issue as supernoob. I've played on other Linux distros and it hasn't been a problem to add google. Only on Mint have I had this experience.
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Re: add google to firefox

Postby gibbs1984 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:32 pm

Go to www.google.com.

Right click in the search field and select 'Add to Search Bar'.

Then go to the search bar and move it up the list.
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Re: add google to firefox

Postby xenopeek on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:00 pm

You didn't mention which Linux Mint version you were using, and yes that is relevant to answer your question. Older versions of Linux Mint include the Linux Mint Google CSE on Firefox, but at least since Linux Mint 13 this hasn't been included any longer. That's been changed because of user feedback on that :wink:

Linux Mint 13 and 14 include Yahoo! as the default search engine for the search bar, and Duck Duck Go as default search engine for the awesome bar. To change the awesome bar, indeed you'll have to edit the keyword.URL in about:config as Firefox doesn't offer any normal way to edit that AFAIK.

To add Google to your search bar, you have two options. First, as detailed by Orbmiser above, click the down arrow icon in your search bar, select "Manage Search Engines", select "Get more search engines", click on the Google icon under "Commercial Search Engines", then click on the down arrow icon in your search bar again and select "Add Google". On Linux Mint 13 and 14, this gives you the regular Google search engine.

The second option you have, and unfortunately Firefox hasn't integrated this in its browser somehow, is the Mozilla Mycroft Project: http://mycroft.mozdev.org/. You can find many, many, search engine plugins there, which you can install easily with one click.

gibbs1984 wrote:Go to http://www.google.com.

Right click in the search field and select 'Add to Search Bar'.

Then go to the search bar and move it up the list.

This doesn't work unless you have installed the "Add to Search Bar" add-on to Firefox. Note that this add-on gives you a more limited experience than using the other methods, as for example search suggestions don't work this way.
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