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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:16 pm

This is for FF 3.0 not 3.5
I don't know how to correct for the new version
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby gravelbay on Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:50 pm

Husse wrote:This is for FF 3.0 not 3.5
I don't know how to correct for the new version

Thanks Husse. That was quick!! :)
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby altair4 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:05 am

I just tested it in Firefox 3.5.7 and it works just like it did before. I'll keep testing this to see if I can reproduce your problem.

Husse, are you also experiencing this problem?
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby gravelbay on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:17 am

altair4 wrote:I just tested it in Firefox 3.5.7 and it works just like it did before. I'll keep testing this to see if I can reproduce your problem.

Husse, are you also experiencing this problem?

Thanks altair. Do you think this is this something that might be affected by one of my Firefox settings?
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:08 pm

I still use Gloria :)
No time to make the change and Gloria works so well
I just guessed that there might be some difference between 3.0 and 3.5
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby gravelbay on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:55 pm

Oh well. I don't think I'll bother anymore until I get Mint 8 KDE 64 bit and all the dust settles from that transition. Perhaps it will fix itself in the process. :mrgreen:
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby lllazarrr on Fri May 28, 2010 5:50 am

Just a quick thanks for this awesome topic
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby aaronkai on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:17 pm

worked for me. very cool. thanks for solving an annoying problem.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby joshN on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 pm

Posted a closely related topic here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=55780
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby vardomescro on Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:16 am

/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins directory doesn't exist anymore, so don't drive yourself nuts looking for it :D You should place the .gif and .src from post 8 in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins directory. Restart Firefox and enjoy superior searching on the LinuxMint forums.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby altair4 on Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:57 am

/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins directory doesn't exist anymore, so don't drive yourself nuts looking for it

Yes and No:
In Mint9 it's alive and well:
ls -al /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1017 2009-11-19 11:26 apple.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 240 2009-11-19 11:22 apple.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1089 2010-04-14 15:50 debian.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 233 2010-04-14 15:40 debian.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1096 2009-06-22 18:14 google2.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 138 2009-06-22 18:05 google2.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2183 2010-10-31 07:24 google.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1080 2009-05-14 12:36 mint-forums.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 199 2009-06-22 17:50 mint-forums.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 747 2009-04-29 15:11 ubuntu-forums.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 197 2009-05-30 15:43 ubuntu-forums.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1178 2010-04-30 09:12 wikipedia.xml

In LMDE you are correct, it does not exist.
You should place the .gif and .src from post 8 in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins directory.

Unfortunately that directory doesn't exist in LMDE either so you need to create the "searchplugins" directory first and then add the gif / src.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby willie42 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:19 am

not sure exactly how to add this profile. Can someone assist me on this?
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby altair4 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:18 am

If you're talking about the LMDE directory you can either do it graphically through Nautilus.

Or though the terminal:
Code: Select all
mkdir /home/your-user-name/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins

Change "your-user-name" and "*default" to their appropriate values.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby willie42 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 am

Using Gnome and either terminal or GUI which ever will get it done quickest and easiest
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby willie42 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:32 pm

altair4 wrote:If you're talking about the LMDE directory you can either do it graphically through Nautilus.

Or though the terminal:
Code: Select all
mkdir /home/your-user-name/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins

Change "your-user-name" and "*default" to their appropriate values.



I have yet hopefully just one more question

mkdir /home/willie42/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins but change the default to what My browser???? Sorry I am still a bit of a newby at some of this
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby altair4 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:40 pm

Sorry about that. That was not stated correctly on my part.

On my system it's located at:

/home/altair/.mozilla/firefox/y957mufj.default/searchplugins

You need to change "altair" and "y957mufj" to your own values.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby willie42 on Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:23 pm

altair4 wrote:Sorry about that. That was not stated correctly on my part.

On my system it's located at:

/home/altair/.mozilla/firefox/y957mufj.default/searchplugins

You need to change "altair" and "y957mufj" to your own values.


Thank you once again for your assistance. :D
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby Pythzor on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:05 am

markcynt wrote:Try this.

Copy the code in post # 8
<search
name="Mint Forums"
method="GET"
action="http://www.google.com/cse"
queryCharset="utf-8"
>

<input name="q" user>
<input name="cx" value="002683415331144861350%3Atsq8didf9x0"
<input name="sitesearch" value="forums.linuxmint.com">
</search>

Paste into text editor

Name it mint-forums.src

Save to desktop

Open Nautilus as root

Browse to /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins

Copy file on Desktop and paste into /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins


Done all that. Now what do I do to have it in my search box?
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby altair4 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm

I even forgot I wrote this HowTo.

I've just rewritten it to reflect the changes that both Mint and Firefox have undergone since then so what I would recommend is for you to delete the file you have in /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins and start over again with my new HowTo.
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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Postby Pepe233 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:19 pm

Looks great, I too struggle to search mint forum. Too bad I use chrome... Any idea about how to do this there :mrgreen: ?
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